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The Agreements of the People, the Levellers and the Constitutional Crisis of the English Revolution

  • Philip Baker
  • Elliot Vernon

About this book


The Agreements of the People were a series of written constitutions proposed variously by Levellers, soldiers and citizens for the settlement of the nation at the height of the English Revolution. The essays in this book explore the various Agreements in the context of the constitutional crisis that engulfed England in the late 1640s and 1650s.


civil war England historiography history liberty nation revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Baker
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elliot Vernon
  1. 1.History of Parliament TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Humanities Research InstituteUniversity of BuckinghamUK

About the editors

RACHEL FOXLEY Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Reading, UK IAN GENTLES Visiting Professor of History at Tyndale University College, Toronto, and Professor of History at York University, Toronto, Canada FRANCES HENDERSON Former Research Associate of Worcester College, Oxford, and of the University of Cambridge, UK ANN HUGHES Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University, UK ALAN ORR holds an appointment in Intellectual History at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, USA JASON PEACEY Senior Lecturer in History at University College, London, UK DAVID L. SMITH Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK EDWARD VALLANCE Reader in Early Modern History at Roehampton University, UK

Bibliographic information


Won Book of the Week at the University of Buckingham (7th August 2013)

"The [historiographical] landscape is altered in sometimes startling, but always refreshing, ways and, for those interested in the English revolution, the development of constitutional thought and the sources and character of early modern radicalism, this is an indispensable text." - J.C. Davis, Parliamentary History