'Condigne punishment', 1638

This Star ChamberGlossary - opens new window order records how, having been flogged through the streets of London in the 1630s for organising Puritan propaganda, Lilburne was subjected to further harsh punishment - this time for having exploited his ordeal in order to publicise his beliefs. Such events offer testimony to the government's fear of religious opponents, the growing tension in England in the years before the Civil War, and the political apprenticeship of a famous radical leader.
Catalogue reference: PC 2/49, f. 55v, p. 114 (18 April 1638)



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