SS6301 : Prayer Book Rebellion, Sampford Courtenay

taken 9 years ago, near to Sampford Courtenay, Devon, Great Britain

Prayer Book Rebellion, Sampford Courtenay
Prayer Book Rebellion, Sampford Courtenay
The Prayer Book Rebellion was a popular revolt in Cornwall and Devon, in 1549. In 1549 the Book of Common Prayer, presenting the theology of the English Reformation, was introduced. The change was widely unpopular particularly in areas of still firmly Catholic religious loyalty (even after the Act of Supremacy in 1534 ), for example, in Cornwall and Devon, but also in Lancashire. Along with poor economic conditions, the attack on the Church led to an explosion of anger. In Cornwall, rebel forces of peasants and local businessmen gathered. In response, the Lord Protector the Duke of Somerset, ordered an army composed largely of German and Italian mercenaries sent to impose a military solution.....
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 632 012 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.6667N 3:56.5430W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 633 012
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