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Geddes, Jennylocked

(fl. 1637)
  • David Stevenson


Geddes, Jenny (fl. 1637), supposed religious activist, is traditionally credited with having begun the demonstrations against Charles I's new Scottish prayer book when it was used for the first time in St Giles's, Edinburgh, on 23 July 1637. Her parentage is unknown, and indeed it is not entirely certain that she existed at all. There is no doubt that the riot in ...

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