According to recent analysis, the UK’s housing crisis is increasingly a national dilemma. Home ownership has plummeted, especially among younger families, while the number of homeless people has risen sharply. Despite the mutual blame, promises and debated solutions of political parties, ranging from the alignment of income with house prices to a renewal of social housing stock, the problem continues.

Such social issues are not new, of course, and throughout history it is people, rather than authorities, who have often provided their own answers. Whether the 17th-century Diggers – radicals ...


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