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John Lilburne

(c. 1614—1657) Leveller


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(c. 1614–57),

pamphleteer, political agitator, and Leveller, was brought before the Star Chamber in 1638 for printing an unlicensed book, and imprisoned; A Work of the Beast (1638) gives an account of his barbarous treatment. He published pamphlets jointly with Overton and Walwyn.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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