| THE DIGGER MOVEMENT IN THE DAYS OF THE COMMONWEALTH|
Lewis H. Berens
In April 1649 two 'Diggers', Gerrard Winstanley and William Everard, appeared in Whitehall before the leader of the army, Lord Fairfax, to declare that deliverance was at hand.
'God is bringing his people out of slavery. Freedom is restored.'
This book surveys radical thinking arising from the Reformation, and writings that pressed for the rights to land. It includes important selected texts:
Digger Manifestoes; The Appeal to the House of Commons; The Watchword to the City of London; and Winstanley's 'Utopia'.
Lewis H. Berens was a Quaker whose study of Winstanley was first published in 1906.