Causes of Tudor Rebellions

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  • Causes
    • Political
      • Evil Councillors
        • Cornish (1497)
          • Reginald Bray and John Morton (Chief and Lord Councillor)
        • Amicable Grant (1525)
          • Complaints against Wolsey
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
          • Cromwell, Cranmer, Audley and Rich were all targets in the manifestos
        • Wyatt (1554)
          • ''We seek no harm to the Queen but better counsel and councillors''
        • Northern Earls (1569)
          • Blamed  William Cecil for rebellion
        • Essex (1601)
          • Aimed to remove Robert Cecil
      • Factions
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
        • Northern Earl (1569)
        • Silken Thomas (1534)
        • Shane O'Neill (1558)
        • Tyrone (1595)
      • Dynastic
        • Wyatt (1554)
        • Northern Earls (1569)
        • Essex (1601)
        • Lambert Simnel (1487)
        • Warbeck (1491)
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
    • Religious
      • Religious Concerns
      • Government Intervention
        • Western Rebellion (1549)
          • Result of religious reforms introduced in June 1549
          • Restoration not reformation
          • Marched under Five wounds of Christ
        • Kett's Rebellion (1549)
          • They were religiously committed even if it was economic beliefs that brought them there
        • Wyats Rebellion (1554)
          • ''You may not so much as name religion for that will withdraw from us the hearts of many''
          • However, many of the rebels felt concerned of Mary's attachment to Roman Catholicism
          • Protestant uprising
            • Kett's Rebellion (1549)
              • They were religiously committed even if it was economic beliefs that brought them there
        • Northern Earls (1569)
          • Aim was reformation of religion and preservation of Mary Queen of Scots
          • Marched under five wounds of Christ
    • Eco-Socio
      • Taxation
        • Yorkshire (1489)
        • Cornish (1497)
        • Amicable Grant (1525)
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
        • Western Rebellion (1549)
      • Enclosures
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
        • Ketts Rebellion (1549)
        • Oxfordshire (1596)
      • Famine and Disease
        • 1 in 4 harvests failed in Tudor England
        • If there was a series of bad harvests, this is when rebellion was most likely to occur.
          • However- This wasnt always true as good harvests happened before some rebellions
        • Famines usually lasted two years before food prices fell and became affordable
      • Inflation
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
          • Kett and Aske both refferred to the impact inflation was having on the price of land,
        • Kett (1549)
          • Kett and Aske both refferred to the impact inflation was having on the price of land,
      • Social
        • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
          • Rack-renting
        • Kett (1549)
          • Rack-renting
        • Western Rebellion (1549)
          • Inflation
            • Pilgrimage of Grace (1536)
              • Kett (1549)
              • Rising wool and food prices

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