Rebellions under Henry VIII

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  • Rebellions under Henry VIII
    • Lincolnshire Rising - 1536
      • Causes
        • Dissolution of the smaller monasteries
        • Men of low birth in high positions
        • Break with Rome
      • Aims
        • Prevent commissions taking gold, raising taxes etc.
      • Events
        • 10,000 rebels in 1 week gather
      • Government Response
        • People disperse after Duke of Suffolk's army draws near
    • Pilgrimage of Grace - 1536
      • Causes
        • Dissolution of the smaller monasteries
        • Men of low birth in high positions
        • Break with Rome
      • Aims
        • Remove heretics from the KIng
        • Prevent dissolution of the monasteries
      • Events
        • Rebels take Pontefract
        • Henry promises to discuss Rebel demands in parliament
      • Government Response
        • King pardons all but 10 ringleaders
          • Events
            • Rebels take Pontefract
            • Henry promises to discuss Rebel demands in parliament
    • Bigod / Cumberland Rising - 1537
      • Causes
        • The dissolution of the monasteries, the break with Rome, food shortages, taxation and Cromwell’s policies.
        • Bigod was unconvinced of the sincerity of Aske’s attempts to break a deal in the north following the Pilgrimage of Grace.
      • Aims
        • Restore the monasteries, defend the Catholic faith, improve conditions of food stock and agrarian issues, removal of Cromwell and reduce taxation.
      • Government Response
        • Henry used the rising to provide evidence for the rebels’ bad faith. He could therefore use this as an excuse to not honour the deal.
        • Commons gentry and nobility were rounded up and executed.
      • Events
        • The government began severe retribution for the rebellions.
  • Show discontent for new religious laws
    • Aims
      • Prevent commissions taking gold, raising taxes etc.
  • Bishop of Lincoln murdered
    • Events
      • 10,000 rebels in 1 week gather
  • Commons accept demands and monasteries are untouched before parliament meets
    • Aske, Lord Darcy and Bigod were included in the 178 death toll.
      • Government Response
        • Henry used the rising to provide evidence for the rebels’ bad faith. He could therefore use this as an excuse to not honour the deal.
        • Commons gentry and nobility were rounded up and executed.

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