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The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s$
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R. W. Hoyle

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208747

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.001.0001

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Misunderstanding Darcy

Misunderstanding Darcy

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(p.256) 9 Misunderstanding Darcy
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The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s
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R. W. Hoyle (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0009

On the night of November 11, 1536, three weeks after the fall of Pontefract Castle and most of a fortnight after the truce at Doncaster, men were seen mustering in woods near Snaith. It was Sir Brian Hastings gathering his neighbours against a rumoured rustling of his cattle. In the subsequent atmosphere of misunderstanding and recrimination, Somerset Herald was sent to Temple Hirst to challenge Thomas Darcy about the Pilgrims' breach of the truce. For Darcy, this was an opportunity to offer his own account of his actions. Repeatedly he declared his loyalty to King Henry VIII. He had tried to take Robert Aske but failed, he had defended Pontefract for as long as possible without hope of relief. Even though he had ultimately been forced to surrender the castle, Darcy and his fellows had done the king ‘as good a service as though we had been in his privy chamber’.

Keywords:   Henry VIII, Temple Hirst, Pontefract Castle, Somerset Herald, Robert Aske, Thomas Darcy

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