>Bea Hopkinson wrote:
>> Do you think they felt more free to object thirteen years after the
>> without fear of their heads being chopped off!
>No! Henry VIII was actually fairly laid back about some aspects of
>religion, so long as he could ignore the Pope and get the loot. It was
>Edward VI who got radical. The insistence that the Cornish used an
>English prayer book made no sense at a time when many didn't speak English.
That makes sense.
>Since the result of the uprising was the death of about 5,000
>Cornishmen, 11% of the overall population, and of course a higher
>proportion from the Cornish speaking areas it had some very serious
>consequences for Cornwall. 900 Cornish prisoners were killed by the
>English at Clyst on the orders of Lord Russell.
>Too many heads got chopped off for this event in Cornish history to be
>funny, especially as it turned out to be one the major factors in the
>decline of the language.
How come a guy named Norfolk knows so much about Cornish history