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  • Nicholas Jennings is a vagrant (con man) in the 1500's.
    • Nicholas Jennings pretended to be beggar he went covered in dirt and pigs blood, he told many lies until he was exposed by a man called Thomas Harman.
  • Nicolas Jennings was his fake name that's what people knew him as, but Nicholas blunt was his real name.
  • He claimed to have been suffering from the falling sickness for eight years.
  • Thomas Harman had Nicholas Jennings followed by two boys from his printers, who saw him beg all day, renewing the blood from a bladder, and putting fresh mud on his clothes.
  • He was also stripped and found to be fit and well, but escaped naked across the fields in the dark.
  • Having then spent a period begging in the guise of a sailor whose ship and cargo had been lost at sea, and then as "Nicholas Jennings", a well-dressed hatter who had come to London for work, Nicholas happened to accost Harman's printer on New Year's Day 1567. The printer recognised him and had him arrested.
  • After denials and another escape attempt Nicholas Jennings made a confession and was found to have "a pretty house" in Newington, "well furnished" and with a wife living there.
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