masters of war

Gerrard Winstanley - (1609 – 1676) led a band of diggers during the English revolution in 1649 to occupy waste land at St Georges Hill in Surrey. The diggers believed that they had the right and freedom to grow food on common land and live peacefully within their own community. The men of property sent in armed force to destroy their claim. Ironically today St Georges Hill is one of the most expensive places to live in England. And the masters of war live on.