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Winstanley, Gerrardlocked

(bap. 1609, d. 1676)
  • J. C. Davis
  •  and J. D. Alsop

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Winstanley, Gerrard (bap. 1609, d. 1676), author and Digger, was baptized in the parish of Wigan, Lancashire, on 10 October 1609 the son of Edward Winstanlie, a mercer. A major puzzle is what in his sometimes obscure, but never entirely impenetrable, background contributed to the emergence of his formidable radicalism. Neither his father's precise place of residence nor ...

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