11th March 1655 - Penruddock rebellion begins at Clarendon Park

Colonel_John_Penruddock_1619-1655.jpg Penruddock assembles ‘several hundred’ men at Clarendon Park, in rebellion against the Cromwell regime /streetnames/penruddock-close-salisbury

Penruddock was in the ‘Sealed Knot’ conspiracy that planned co-ordinated risings across the United Kingdom (or United not then a Kingdom!).

Penruddock’s original target had been Winchester, but the garrison had been re-inforced so he switched his attention to #Salisbury

Picture: George Vertue [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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