Yorkshire rebellion

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  • Yorkshire (1489)
    • Caused by H.VII's need for money and the heavy taxation demands he made
    • Had an impact on the way H.VII responded to the other threats
    • H.VII planned to aid Brittany in their Duchy struggle against France, and the Parliament granted him £££.
    • The way that the tax as raised caused resentment in the North.
    • The north had experienced a series of bad harvests and were unfamiliar with heavy taxation. -> saw the French threat as a Southern issue and often escaped taxation due to defending the border from the Scots
    • H.VII refused to negotiate + when E.Northumberland was sent to collect the tax, he was murdered
    • The man accused of his murder (S.Egremont) led the subsequent rebellion
      • Egremont saw the unpopularity of the tax as an opportunity to further the Yorkist cause as he was an illegitmate member of the Percy family and a Yorkist sympathiser.
    • A rebel force soon accumulated but was defeated by the royal army at York, and Egremont was forced to flee.
    • Easy defeat, no more trouble from reign. Failed to raise any tax.
      • This rebellion proved that ruling England required negotiation + compromise,order in many areas was fragile. E.Surrey was appointed LT in the area, and was completely loyal to the Tudor dynasty


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