All’s Well lunchtime lecture – The Siege of Exeter, 1549
In 1549 the commons of Devon and Cornwall rose up in opposition to the new English-language Book of Common Prayer, and against the government’s new tax on sheep. For five weeks the City of Exeter held out against the rebel forces, despite the rebels’ best efforts to reduce the city to submission. In this talk Dr. Fox will explore the nature of the siege and the defence of the city in one of its most tumultuous moments.
Dr. E.T. Fox is a Devon historian with a particular interest in the Tudor West Country and the Western Rebellion of 1549. He was awarded his MA and PhD by the University of Exeter and is the author of The Commotion Time: Tudor Rebellion in the West, 1549.