England began a grand experiment in 1649, after it executed its king and began governing as a commonwealth (read: Cromwell dictatorship).
Yet some English wanted a more extreme experiment. Called the Diggers, this was a group of English who renounced all property and espoused communism long before the word would be invented.
Because there was no religious rule, it was not a monastery/nunnery.
It did not last. In fact, it is very difficult to find any commune or socialist system which lasts other than monasteries/nunneries.
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