The Diggers and the Early English Land Tradition

This essay was first published in ‘Land & Liberty’ November 2019 The law condemns the man or womanwho steals the goose off the commonbut lets the greater villain loosewho steals the common from the goose I first became interested in the question of land in my teenage years.  My sixth form college was near Clapham […]

The Diggers and the Folk Memory of Land

I’ll be giving a talk on the Diggers and the concept of Folk Memory tomorrow (5th July) at Mandeville Place, London 18:40-20:10. The Diggers were a small group of religious and social radicals, who sought to transform society through the reclamation and working of enclosed common land.  This talk will explore the experience of the […]