A Biography of Richard Overton

Richard Overton (1599-1664) Richard Overton was an English pamphleteer and Leveller(1) during the Civil War(2). Little is known of the early life of Overton, but he is believed to have matriculated at Queens’ College, Cambridge, before working as an actor and playwright in Southwark. Here he picked up Leveller sympathies, and started publishing pamphlets against […]