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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But now to let the Scots alone for a time, we will returne to the rebellion which followed in this yéere, to the whole disappointing of the plot laid by the councell, for the present subduing of the Scots, as it was verie like that it should haue so come to passe, if none other let had come. So it was, that the kings maiestie,A proclama|tion for the laieng open of inclosures. by the aduise of his vncle the lord protector, and other of the councell, thought good to set foorth a proclamation against inclosures, and taking in of fields and commons that were accustomed to lie o|pen, for the behoofe of the inhabitants dwelling neere to the same, who had greeuouslie complained of gen|tlemen and others for taking from them the vse of those fields and commons, and had inclosed them in|to parks and seuerall pastures for their priuat com|modities and pleasures, to the great hinderance and vndooing of manie a poore man.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The meaning of the foresaid proclamation.This proclamation tending to the benefit and re|léefe of the poore, appointed that such as had inclosed those commons, should vpon a paine by a daie assi|gned laie them open againe. But how well soeuer the setters foorth of this proclamation meant, think|ing thereby peraduenture to appease the grudge of the people that found themselues grieued with such inclosures; yet verelie it turned not to the wished effect, but rather ministred occasion of a foule and dangerous disorder. For wheras there were few that obeied the commandement, the vnaduised people presuming vpon their proclamation, thinking they should be borne out by them that had set it foorth rashlie without order, tooke vpon them to redresse the matter: and assembling themselues in vnlawfull wise, chose to them capteins and leaders, brake o|pen the inclosures, cast downe ditches, killed vp the deare which they found in parkes, spoiled and made hauocke, after the maner of an open rebellion. First they began to plaie these parts in Summersetshire,Commotions in Summer|setshire, and other places. Buckinghamshire, Northhamptonshire, Kent, Es|sex, and Lincolneshire.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In Summersetshire they brake vp certeine parks of sir William Herbert, and the lord Sturton: but sir William Herbert assembling a power togither by the kings commission, slue and executed manie of those rebellious people. In other places also, by the good diligence and policie vsed by the councell, the rebels were appeased and quieted. But shortlie after, the commons of Deuonshire and Cornewall rose by waie of rebellion, demanding not onelie to haue in|closures laied open, and parkes disparked: but also thorough the instigation and pricking forward of certeine popish priests,Rebellion in Deuonshire. Iohn Fox in Acts & Mo|numents. ceased not by all sinister and subtill meanes, first vnder Gods name & the kings, and vnder the colour of religion, to persuade the peo|ple to assemble in routs, to choose capteins to guide them, and finallie to burst out into open rebellion. Their chiefe capteins were these, Humfrie Arundell esquier,The names of the capteins of the rebels. gouernour of the Mount, Iames Rosogan, Iohn Rosogan, Iohn Paine, Thomas Underhill, Iohn Soleman, and William Segar. Moreouer, of priests which were principall stirrers, and some of them chiefe gouernors of the camps, and after exe|cuted, there were to the number of eight, whose names we find to be as follow: Robert Bocham, Iohn Thompson, Roger Barret, Iohn Wolcocke, William Alsa, Iames Mourton, Iohn Barrow, Richard Benet, besides a multitude of other priests which ioined with them.

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