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There was a significant development in the nature of festivities in that the Church after Trent, and the viceroys tended to exert control over earlier more popular celebrations, especially after the week-long plebian Masaniello (Tommaso Aniello) revolt in July 1647, which was set off by imposition of a new tax on fruit.
Returning to Naples in the 1640s after periods of imprisonment and exile for his views, Genoino took up as his protege the young Tommaso Aniello -- or Masaniello as he became Known -- son of a fisherman from Amalfi, who had been engaged in smuggling, spent time in prison but was now a well-known figure on the streets and in the markets of Naples.