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The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

R. W. Hoyle


This is the first full account of the Pilgrimage of Grace since 1915. In the autumn and winter of 1536, Henry VIII faced risings first in Lincolnshire, then throughout northern England. These rebellions posed the greatest threat of any encountered by a Tudor monarch. The Pilgrimage of Grace has traditionally been assumed to have been a spontaneous protest against the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but this lively and intriguing study reveals the full story. The book examines the origins of the rebellions in Louth and their spread; it offers new interpretations of the behaviour of many of the ... More

Keywords: Henry VIII, England, Tudor monarchy, dissolution, Pilgrimage of Grace, rebellions, Robert Aske, Thomas Darcy, commons, gentry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208747
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. W. Hoyle, author
University of Reading
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