James Nayler was an early charismatic promoter of Quakerism. He antagonised many Quakers including George Fox, when he triumphantly entered Bristol on a horse, echoing Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. He was accused of blasphemy and given three years imprisonment. After release, he was robbed, bound and left for dead. Later, two hours before he died he spoke the powerful and poetic words on the panel.

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