Henry VII- Yorkshire Rebellion 1489

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Henry VII- Yorkshire Rebellion 1489

Causes

  • Henry VII has reputation for greed/ harsh control over money. He announced a tax of a tenth to fund the defence of Brittany against the French in 1489, Disliked as it was based on income.
  • Henry Percy made a speech in Yorkshire encouraging them to pay but was lynched by a mob.
  • Crowd was upset because, north paid less tax for defence as they were defending border with Scotland. Durham and York refused to pay. Percy murder shows hostility against Henry VII.

Effects

  • Parliament of 1489 gave Henry a subsidy of £100,000 to defend Brittany. King received 27,000.
  • Rebels that killed Percy turned to Sir John Egremont- a Yorkist sympathiser. Would fight against kings evil councillors.
  • Henry accompanied Earl of Surrey to stop rebels, some of the leaders were hanged however, Egremont escaped to Burgundy to the court of Margaret of Burgundy.

Overall summary

Impact : Limited Henry's foreign policy ambitions.

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