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Subject: Re: [DEV] The Prayer Book Rebellion 1549
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:42:24 +1300
I have scanned the index of "The Western Rising - 1549" by Philip Caraman
(published by West Country Books 1994 and 1999) into a Word document. I am
not sure of copyright issues here, but could either send the index to any
interested parties, send it to the list - or just let it be known I have
the book on my bookshelf.......
Any guidance on the copyright issue would be welcomed.
On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 09:41:37 -0000, "Angela Marks" <>
>> Does anyone know if the actual names of some of the Protestors are
>> anywhere on the Internet? I've picked up a lot of general history on
>> Rebellion on the internet, but not much of specific people interest.
>> Thank you, and Go Well!
>> Ivy Trott
> There isn't much to be found, for the simple reason that the records of
> people involved, for the most part didn't exist in the first place.
> Governments burying bad news has a long history, and the 1549 Prayer Book
> Rebellion was a good example of this.
> Almost all the rebels who survived the immediate slaughter were sent home
> it was decided that a mass trial would draw too much attention to the
> Rebellion, which the Privy Council wanted to play down. Most of those
> were summarily hanged, and almost certainly no record of these
> exist, except perhaps in individual family papers.
> So, more the most part, the names of the rebels have passed into history
> unrecorded. Only the perceived ringleaders were dealt with: Humphrey
> Arundell, Sir Thomas Pomeroy, John Wynslade and Thomas Holmes were taken
> the Tower and later tried at Westminster Hall. The trial proceedings were
> not recorded. They were hanged, drawn & quartered at Tyburn.
> So little has been recorded that not even the first names of those taken
> the Fleet prison are known for certain: William Wynslade, ? Wise, ?
> John Bury, & ? ffortescue. They were released, probably after payment of
> fine. There was also a man named Coffin, whose fate is not known.
> There is a parish history file of Sampford Courtenay in Okehampton
> and a very good book 'Revolt in the West by John Sturt, published by
> Books, but again, there are few individuals named in it.
> Best wishes
> Angela in Dawlish
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