The Wiltshire Rising Against Oliver Cromwell7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SPEAKER: Eric Jones
Eric Jones is a retired Professor of Economic History and Author
The Penruddock Uprising was a Royalist revolt launched on 11 March 1655, intending to restore Charles II to the throne of England. It was led by John Penruddock, a Wiltshire landowner who fought for Charles I in the First English Civil War; intended as one of a number of co-ordinated risings, the others failed to take place and it was easily suppressed.