western rebellion 1549

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The Prayer book rebellion (western)

-       Broke out in June 1549 in Devon

-       The congregation of Sampford Courtney church didn’t agree with the 1549 prayer book and helped to raise a force of rebels including Cornish men, they gathered at Crediton by 20th June

-       Sir Peter Carew, a Devon gentleman saw the size of the rebellion first hand and reported in back to London

-       Somerset’s reaction was cautious-  he didn’t think it was a serious threat and even ordered pardons for those involved

-       Due to a series of Enclosure riots and the possibly of the French invading, Somerset sent Lord Russell to enforce order on the 24th

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