Pilgrimage of Grace causes

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The Pilgrimage of Grace Causes
Religious Causes Politics (inc.Faction) Succession Socio-economic (taxation, enclosure)
Pontefract Starts with "our faith" and first article ends with "other heresies of Many key political nobles "The Lady issues about restoration of lands and
articles Antibaptist thereby within this realm to be annulled and destroyed" are mentioned by name Mary be made goods mentioned
1536 e.g. article 8 "Lord legitimate"
Addresses the "supreme head of the church" and states their Acts of Parliament are encouraged
grievances an an "outward defence of our faith" Cromwell, the Lord about land ownership (article 9)
Chancellor and Sir
Authority demanded to clergy for distribution of land Richard Riche" Issue of enclosures is mentioned in
Article 8 mentions "lord Cromwell" a clear indication of religious article 13 "Item statue for in closers and
Acts of Parliament are
intacks"
discontent, as he was principally in charge of reformation and encouraged about land
discontent at the time was often aimed towards him. ownership (article 9) Issue of taxes mentioned article 14
Article 18 "the privileges and rights of the church to be confirmed by Taxes mentioned
acte of parliament"
Parliament recommended
to relocate in article 15
Article 18 stresses the
importance of politics to
religious proceedings
Textbook There was opposition to Thomas Cromwell in 1536 because he was the
Handout author of the legislation which established the Break with Rome and
Henry as Supreme Head of the Church.
It was widely feared that Cromwell would use his power as Vicegerent
to attack church property to raise money for Henry's foreign policy.
Rebels believed their local parish was under threat
The oath was made to God and his Holy Church which Aske
commanded all rebels to swear

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Woodward There was a strong religious undercurrent There was a diversity of The rebels argued that a range of social
pg 9 religious belief among the and economic services would be
There was resentment to officials arriving in Lincolnshire to investigate
the condition of the parish clergy and close down the smaller king's council and affected by the dissolution of
monasteries. convocation was likely to monastries, the poor and children's
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