THE PUTNEY DEBATES 1647

 

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GLOSSARY

The Putney Debates Exhibition

 

 

The Grandees

 

The Grandees were senior officers in the parliamentary, New Model Army.  They were typically from the landed gentry and opposed several of the Levellers demands, such as 'levelling' enclosures around their estates. 

 

The most famous and influential were: Sir Thomas Fairfax, Oliver Cromwell and Henry Ireton, 

 

Thomas Fairfax Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612 1671) a general in the parliamentary army and commander-in-chief during the English Civil War.
Oliver Cromwell (1599 1658) a military and political leader, made England into a republican Commonwealth and later became Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Henry Ireton Henry Ireton (1611 - 1651), a general in the Parliamentary army.

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