11th March 1655 - Penruddock rebellion begins at Clarendon Park

Colonel_John_Penruddock_1619-1655.jpg On the 11th of March 1655, Penruddock assembles ‘several hundred’ men at Clarendon Park, in rebellion against the Cromwell regime

Penruddock was in the ‘Sealed Knot’ conspiracy that planned co-ordinated risings across the country.

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