Deaf History: John Dyott

Sebastian Cunliffe presents the story of John Dyott

4m 32s

Documentary (2010) as part of the Deaf History series. Reporter Sebastian Cunliffe tells us all about John Dyott, who was born in 1606 and being deaf, was unable to follow the family tradition of serving in the army. Nicknamed ‘Dumb Dyott,’ he decided to take matters - and his gun - into his own hands when the English Civil War broke out. As the Royalists and the Roundheads fought, Dyott concealed himself in Lichfield Cathedral and on gaining clear sight of Lord Brooke, shot and killed him instantly. Did he get the credit he deserved?



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