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Pentrich rising


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(1817)

A quasi-political insurrection which took place in Derbyshire, England. Led by Jeremiah Brandreth, a framework knitter, a group of about 200 men from Pentrich and other nearby villages, armed only with primitive weapons, began to march on Nottingham in a protest against the government. Brandreth had been tricked by a government spy into believing that they were taking part in a nationwide insurrection. They were dispersed by a troop of cavalry and Brandreth went into hiding. He was betrayed and later executed, together with two of his associates.


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