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Introducción THE RISE OF THE DEMOCRACY by JOSEPH CLAYTON Author of -Leaders of the People- -Bishops as Legislators,- etc.
etc. With Eight Full-Page Plates Cassell and Company, Ltd. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne 1911 All Rights Reserved [Illustration: KING JOHN GRANTING MAGNA CHARTA Sat Apr 01 16:46:12 2017 2 From the Fresco in the Royal Exchange, by Ernest Normand. _By permission of Messrs.
Hildesheimer & Co., Ltd._] PREFACE This short account of the rise of political democracy is necessarily but an outline of the matter, and while it is not easy to define the exact limits, there is no difficulty in noting omissions.
For instance, there is scarcely any reference to the work of poets or pamphleteers.
John Ball’s rhyming letters are quoted, but not the poems of Langland, and the political songs of the Middle Ages are hardly mentioned.
The host of political pamphleteers in the seventeenth century are excluded, with the exception of Lilburne and Winstanley, whose work deserves better treatment from p...

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