Penrudduck Rising

The Scotch King’s Bloody Failure

The story of these events started the year before the uprising itself, when the great rising of ’55 was planned. However, the plot itself was first uncovered in December 1654, through intercepted correspondence between supporters of the Scotch King, as Charles II was then named, and fifth-monarchist in General Monck’s Scottish Army. After this the plot quick unravelled as each chain was split. This was even known in the King’s court, yet and the young Charles II, still ordered it to go ahead. This is the story of the rising; the men who risked and lost everything; and the bloody justice of the Commonwealth.

The Penrudduck Rising Timeline:
The Design, March 7. 1655
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The plan of King Charles II for the Rising of Royalist forces in March 1655 under the command of Sir J. Wagstaffe and Lord Wilmot

The plan of King Charles II for the Rising of Royalist forces in March 1655 under the command of Sir J. Wagstaffe and Lord Wilmot

The plan of King Charles II for the Rising of Royalist forces in March 1655 under the command of Sir J. Wagstaffe and Lord Wilmot

The Attempt, March 11. 1655
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The attempts by divers parties of cavaliers to secure the Kingdom for the Scotch King in 1655

The attempts by divers parties of cavaliers to secure the Kingdom for the Scotch King in 1655

The attempts by divers parties of cavaliers to secure the Kingdom for the Scotch King in 1655

The Fight, March 13. 1655
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The rebellion and final fight of Colonel Penrudduck and divers other Cavaliers

The rebellion and final fight of Colonel Penrudduck and divers other Cavaliers

The rebellion and final fight of Colonel Penrudduck and divers other Cavaliers

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