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Pilgrimage of Grace – part 1

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This video covers:  A description of the spark that led to the Pilgrimage of Grace

Something I didn’t quite expect was the reaction to my closing of the smaller monasteries. Perhaps my men were a little too heavy handed, why some have even called my agents, Richard Layton and Thomas Leigh bullies. I do know they had to be very force full in their approach to the monks but maybe it was because of the way they seized the jewels and valuables. I don’t understand what all the fuss was about and I certainly don’t think it warranted all the disturbances in the north of England. The Pilgrimage of Grace they called it. It was a widespread revolt against the King’s rule that started with the Lincolnshire Rising on the second of October fifteen thirty-six and spread. At York things were far more serious with around forty thousand folk involved, they were led not only by churchmen but by knights of the realm too. The whole affair was brought to a close when the Duke of Norfolk persuaded them to disperse, but that was not the end of the matter.
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The Reformation
Tudor
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The Reformation
Tudors
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Character: 
Thomas Cromwell
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