Thursday, 3 October 2013

Levellers, True Levellers, and the Diggers of 1649

Levellers, True Levellers, and the Diggers of 1649

A dramatisation of the birth and growth of radical movements especially the "Diggers" movement during the English Civil Wars. Founded by Gerrard Winstanly the Diggers were groups of commoners and soldiers mostly dispossessed during the conflict who staved of starvation by farming common land.



In addition to building agriculture Communes the Diggers agitated for greater political and social freedom from Parliament "true freedom lies where a man receives his nourishment and preservation, and that is in the use of the earth". I'm sorry about the abrupt cut off but this is as much of the film that I've been able to find, it does at least show the Diggers main beliefs, actions and challenges.
Download link http://www.mediafire.com/download/efrnt91k30d81zz/Levellers%2C_True_Levellers%2C_and_the_Diggers_of_1649.wmv
 A dramatisation of the birth and growth of radical movements especially the "Diggers" movement during the English Civil Wars. Founded by Gerrard Winstanly the Diggers were groups of commoners and soldiers mostly dispossessed during the conflict who staved of starvation by farming common land.



More documentaries http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs2TxwyLLUrjKy6c4u0t6jYbnSM8mGUKO&feature=mh_lolz
You can download the film here http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?efrnt91k30d81zz

In addition I have PDF's of several Digger and Leveller pamphlets

The case of the army Truly Stated http://www.mediafire.com/view/?wtqz2c9xqn4xy02
Agreement of the People http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ppl0sfbe2t85qb0
A representation of the Army http://www.mediafire.com/view/?n885b3d41c0jmbb
The Putney Debates http://www.mediafire.com/view/?yvuciy9l6flm8ym
 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search This Blog

 
#blog-pager { display: block !important; float: none!important; } .blog-pager-older-link, .home-link, .blog-pager-newer-link { background-color: #FFFFFF!important; }