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Brave CommunityThe Digger Movement in the English Revolution$
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John Gurney

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719061028

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719061028.001.0001

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The Diggers and the local community

The Diggers and the local community

(p.153) Chapter 6 The Diggers and the local community
Brave Community

John Gurney

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses the attacks on the Diggers and their relations with the local community. The first attack on them was recorded when the ‘divers of the diggers’ were taken to the village of Walton and locked in the church, before being freed by a justice of the peace. On the second occasion more than a hundred people forced the Diggers off the hill and took them first to Walton and then Kingston. A mistaken belief that the Diggers enjoyed the protection of the army saved them from further violence during the first few days. The Diggers returned to the hill in greater numbers after the initial wave of attacks, and were subjected to further assaults in the succeeding weeks and months. The Diggers identified strongly with the profound and unexpected political changes that were taking place around them, and they were inspired to act.

Keywords:   local community, Diggers, political change, Walton, Kingston

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