Description: First performed in 1976, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire focuses on the millennial movements that erupted during the English civil war in the 1640s. At the heart of the play is an edited dramatisation of The Putney Debates of 1647. The radical Levellers argue for liberty and universal suffrage while the military establishment stands for security and property as the basis for electoral eligibility.
bookshelves: autumn-2015, play-dramatisation, civil-war-english, published-1997, historical-fiction, radio-3
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from October 29 to November 10, 2015