In the mid 16th century, the Rev. Welch, vicar of St Thomas’ Church in Cowick Street, Exeter, was hanged for treason During the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549, the vicar supported the rebels against reformation and supported the Latin mass. Dressed in full ecclesiastical vestments, he was left hanging from the church tower for four years as ‘ a salutary warning’ !
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Photo taken in Exeter, Devon, UK
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