Friday, August 17, 2018

Sampford Courtenay 1549


Shirt film - 3 minutes. Ignore the bit about pitchforks - weapons were bills and bows The Battle of Sampford Courtenay was one of the chief military engagements in the Western Rebellion of 1549.The Prayer Book Rebellion, Prayer Book Revolt, Prayer Book Rising, Western Rising or Western Rebellion was a popular revolt in Devon and Cornwall in 1549. In that year, 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) such as Lancashire. See Prayerbook Rebellion living history