For those fascinated by the English Civil War, do see the Muggletonian Press site.
The Muggletonians were a small dissenting sect that began in 1652 and, incredibly, survived right into the 20th century (see Ex Libris for more info). So the legend goes, E.P. Thompson tracked down the last surviving Muggletonian and found an archive of their documents in a house in London just off Bishopsgate.
One of their key members was Laurence Clarkson, once a Ranter and author of the extraordinary journey through dissenting sects in the Civil War period The Lost Sheep Found (also available in OUP’s edition of Bunyan’s Grace Abounding). The Muggletonian Press have published a collection of his Muggletonian Works.
(Clarkson, as a Ranter, is one of the characters in Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire – on at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney in July.)
Does the formation of the Muggletonian Press indicate a revival? We’d be fascinated to know.
Don’t forget Levellers’ Day tomorrow in Burford.