battle of Sampford Courtenay

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The Cornish rebels against the Prayer Book in English in the summer of 1549 declared that they would not accept the new service which was ‘but like a Christmas game’. Later in June they crossed the Tamar and laid siege to Exeter. Early in August a punitive force under Lord Russell (Bedford) drove the insurgents from Clyst St Mary with heavy loss and relieved Exeter. The remainder were routed on 17 August at Sampford Courtenay, near Okehampton.

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