Army mutiny, 1649

After the execution of the king, discontent remained within the army, which had become a powerful political force - not least because of the influence of the LevellersGlossary - opens new window , who were hostile to what they regarded as the new tyranny. Such opposition to the republic culminated in an army mutiny, which was savagely suppressed at Burford in May 1649. This pamphlet attacking the Levellers was forced from the pen of one of the captured rebels and published by the government.
Catalogue reference: SP 116/531 (May 1649)



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