Thomas Anello, otherwise Massenello, a fisherman of Naples, who after spiriting up his countrymen in the public market place, against the oppression of the Spaniards, to whom the place was then subject, prompted them to revolt, and in the space of a day became King.
"Thou hast tasted of prosperity and
adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native
country, to be overruled as well as to rule, and set upon the
throne; and being oppressed thou hast reason to know now
hateful the oppressor is both to God and man: If after all
these warnings and advertisements, thou dost not turn unto the
Lord with all thy heart, but forget him who remembered thee in
thy distress, and give up thyself to follow lust and vanity,
surely great will be thy condemnation. Against which snare,
as well as the temptation of those who may or do feed thee,
and prompt thee to evil, the most excellent and prevalent
remedy will be, to apply thyself to that light of Christ which
shineth in thy conscience and which neither can, nor will
flatter thee, nor suffer thee to be at ease in thy sins."
Barclay's Address to Charles II