The Levellers

The Levellers were a political group in England in the 17th century, and they are widely considered the first libertarians. They are sometimes confused with another political group, the Diggers, who were communist. The Levellers believed in a fundamental right of all mankind, and that is the right to self-ownership. Everyone has the ownership of his … Continue reading The Levellers

Rhetoric in the ‘Acts and Monuments’ of John Foxe

The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe, first published in 1563,  told a detailed history of the Protestant religion and of the martyrs for Christianity. In his book Foxe effectively used rhetoric to achieve various ends, producing eloquent arguments in the mouths of his subjects that were pro-Protestant and against Queen Mary and Catholicism. In the … Continue reading Rhetoric in the ‘Acts and Monuments’ of John Foxe