The Rota Club was a debate society, composed of learned gentlemen, who debated republican ideology in London, England between November 1659 and February 1660. The Club was founded and dominated by James Harrington. It began during the English Interregnum (1649–1660) and lasted until the early months of the Restoration (1660).

Rota Club in A Different Flesh[]

The Rota Club was a group that Samuel Pepys belonged to in 1661. They discussed various political, scientific, and religious matters.[1]

Literary comment[]

The opening of the next chapter "Around the Salt Lick" suggests that England never had an Interregnum in this timeline, which would drastically alter the circumstances under which the Rota Club was founded. This ramification is never explored.


  1. See e.g. Kaleidoscope, pgs. 5-6, mpp.