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Rocked by rebellion: the short, unhappy reign of Edward VI

20 August 2022

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20 August 2022

9:00 AM

A Murderous Midsummer: The Western Rising of 1549 Mark Stoyle

Yale, pp.336, 25

As Tory writers reflected on the safe passage of the Stuart dynasty through the Exclusion Crisis of 1679-81, an anonymous author urged contemporaries to learn the lessons of English history. The Rebels Doom (1684) offered some thumbnail sketches of various unsuccessful rebellions and attempted revolutions that had threatened the monarchy since the reign of Edward the Confessor, in order to show ‘the Fatal Consequences that have always attended … Disloyal Violations of Allegiance’.

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