Friday, January 05, 2007

January 6: Anniversary of the Fifth Monarchist uprising

From the Wikipedia entry:

. . . on January 6, 1661, 50 Fifth Monarchists, headed by a wine-cooper named Thomas Venner, made an effort to attain possession of London in the name of "King Jesus." Most of the fifty were either killed or taken prisoner, and on January 19 and 21, Venner and ten others were hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason.>

Also of interest: J. F. Maclear, New England and the Fifth Monarchy.

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