gerrard winstanley


gerrard winstanley

leader and theoretician of the group of English agrarian communists known as the Diggers, who in 1649-50 cultivated common land on St. George's Hill, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, and at nearby Cobham until they were dispersed by force and legal harassment. They believed that land should be made available to the very poor

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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