- Was the POG a threat to Henry
- Threatening numbers and power. 30,000 men against Henry's 10,000 troops
- Pilgrims did not seek to overthrow Henry, just Cromwell
- The initial threat was to the northern governments authority and power. There was not the administrativesystem to enforce control
- Able to defuse the threat by inviting Robert Aske (POG leader) to London.
- Manipulate the rising by punishing the north and trying to execute the leaders.