Factional Political causes of Tudor Rebellion

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  • Factional Political causes of rebellion
    • EVIL COUNCILLER
      • 1536, Pilgrimage of Grace ballad names 'Cromwell, Cranmar and Rich' as targets
        • Pilgrims swore oath to 'expel all villein blood and evil councillers'
          • Rebels at York say those with 'small reputation' have exploited power and 'procured profits for their own advantages'.
  • FACTIONS
    • Essex Revolt
      • Essex suspended from Privy council, banned from court and charged treason for patent to sell sweet wine.
        • His clients earls of Bedford and Southampton looked to him for patronage but his credit in ruin.
          • Essex detested Cecil who was Master of Court of Lords, and had clients like Lord Cobham who dominated court patronage.
            • Essex revolt failed as he over judged his own support base.
    • Elizabeth I's reign
      • Northumberland and Westmoreland with southern privy councillers (Pembroke and Leicester) wanted to overthrow William Cecil, queen's secretary
        • Held him responsible for 'ill advised political, religious and foreign policies' - wanted Duke of Norfolk marry Mary Q of Scots.
  • Pilgrims swore oath to 'expel all villein blood and evil councillers'
    • Rebels at York say those with 'small reputation' have exploited power and 'procured profits for their own advantages'.
  • Lincolnshire rising and Pilgrimage of Grace
    • Motivated by disaffected pro-Aragonese supporters at court?
      • Lincoln rebels included Dymoke, once her chancellor, and Lord Hussey, chamberlein to Mary.
      • Yorkshire saw Lord Darcy absent himself from debates in parli concerning the Act of Succession to avoid arrest.
      • Wanted to rebel as they were set to lose as long as Cromwell remains in favour of King.
    • FACTIONS
      • Essex Revolt
        • Essex suspended from Privy council, banned from court and charged treason for patent to sell sweet wine.
          • His clients earls of Bedford and Southampton looked to him for patronage but his credit in ruin.
            • Essex detested Cecil who was Master of Court of Lords, and had clients like Lord Cobham who dominated court patronage.
              • Essex revolt failed as he over judged his own support base.
      • Elizabeth I's reign
        • Northumberland and Westmoreland with southern privy councillers (Pembroke and Leicester) wanted to overthrow William Cecil, queen's secretary
          • Held him responsible for 'ill advised political, religious and foreign policies' - wanted Duke of Norfolk marry Mary Q of Scots.

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