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Thomas Venner

Thomas Venner (died 19 January 1661), a cooper who became the last leader of the Fifth monarchy men, tried unsuccessfully to overthrow Oliver Cromwell in 1657 and subsequently led a coup in London against the newly-restored government of Charles II of England. 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.