Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Thomas Venner (died 19 January 1661) was a cooper who became the last leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men, who tried unsuccessfully to overthrow Oliver Cromwell in 1657, and subsequently led a coup in London against the newly-restored government of Charles II. This event, known as "Venner's Rising", lasted four days (1 - 4 January 1661) before the Royal authorities captured the rebels. The rebel leadership suffered execution on 19 January 1661.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details