order records how, having been flogged through the streets of London
in the 1630s for organising Puritan propaganda, Lilburne was subjected
to further harsh punishment - this time for having exploited his
ordeal in order to publicise his beliefs. Such events offer testimony
to the government's fear of religious opponents, the growing tension
in England in the years before the Civil War, and the political
apprenticeship of a famous radical leader.
Catalogue reference: PC 2/49, f. 55v, p. 114 (18 April 1638)