This collection of essays explore the the Diggers, a group of 17th century men who shared a vision of a society based on collective ownership of the land. The themes discussed include the continuing power of leader Winstanley's writings, ideas on civil liberty and the economic background.
'An ideal introduction to current work on the Diggers, as well as an indispensable collection for serious scholars.' - H-Net
"The 10 essays together give a clear account of the background to the year-long occupation by Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers of a small area of little Heath in Cobham.