Impact of disturbances of Tudor rebellions

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Impact of Disturbances
Henry VII Henry VIII Edward Mary Elizabeth
Advisors Mainly clergymen ­ Left advisors to Somerset ignored Ignored advice to Used advice well
expected Pope to deal with advice her own credit ­
support him, rebellions was originally told
Archbishop of (Wolsey) to leave London
Canterbury as his
Lord Chancellor
Information Agents attacked Heard that Relied on out of Captured Wyatt Relied heavily on
gathering rebels who Sawlby Abbey date reports for and the three Francis
escaped from had been Western rebellion other ringleaders Walsingham's
Bosworth reoccupied by ­ told JPs to and tortured them gathering of
(including the monks ­ ordered persuade for information intelligence. He
Staffords and the Earl of Derby ringleaders to until it was only employed 50
Lovel). Henry also to execute disperse without Wyatt who agents at home and
employed spies in monks but didn't realising that they continued overseas to detect
European Courts realize that the had tried three conspiracies. The
and Sir Robert earl was times and JPs had Oxfordshire county
Clifford who outnumbered joined the gentry had been
infiltrated Yorkist and some rebellion informed of the
circles in England, distance away plot to attack Sir
supplying Henry Norris' house
information about so the rebellion was
Warbeck. Attached stopped before it
to bonds and gathered
recognisances momentum
were the promise
that they had to
inform the king of
Nobility Sir Giles Daubeney Dukes of Norfolk No nobles were in Used in
(called led forces against and Suffolk the vicinity in the pre-emptive
upon when Simnel, Cornish and suppressed the Western rebellion measures (see
JPs failed) Warbeck, relied on Amicable Grant so the duty fell to above)
nobles who fought rebellion, nobles JPs and Sheriffs
with him at helped to who failed, send
Bosworth to suppress the Sir Peter Carew
disperse the POG (again, who also failed,
others. In Norfolk and then sent
Yorkshire, Henry Suffolk and the Northumberland
assembled a force Earl of
larger than the one Shrewsbury)
at Bosworth and
the rebels fled.
Acted brilliantly to
disperse the

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Impact of Disturbances
Cornish rebels ­
attention was on
Warbeck, heard
that rebels
progressed so
gathered troops at
Henley , wrote to
Edmund de la Pole
in Oxfordshire and
Rhys Thomas in
South Wales
among others who
raised as many
men as possible
and overthrew
rebels at
Ireland Small garrison of Preferred
700 troops in the diplomacy to
Pale ­ not enough military solutions ­
to suppress except in the case
multiple uprisings of Shane O'Neil
but none occurred where military
solution was a…read more

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Impact of Disturbances
gathered a was. Wrote troops to find had been reduced problem,
defence twice the letters to nobles 6000 rebels, but Wyatt Parliament voted
size of the rebel to raise armies. waited months for appeared with for more money to
army. Blackheath Earls of insufficient 2000 men in Kent. raise an army. A
(see above). Shrewsbury and reinforcements Many of the royal collective 20,000
Norfolk had until eventually the troops fled to troops suppressed
enough troops to Earl of Warwick Wyatt's army.…read more

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Impact of Disturbances
The monarchs who issued the harshest punishments saw the fewest rebellions…read more


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