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When Name of Rebellion What Happened
1486 Stafford and lovell The Stafford and Lovell rebellion was the first armed uprising against Henry VII after he won
Rebellion the crown at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The uprising was led by Viscount Lovell and the
Stafford brothers, Humphrey and Thomas,…

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captured, and Lincoln and Sir Thomas Broughton were killed. Lovell went missing; there were
rumours that he had escaped and hidden to avoid retribution. Simons avoided execution
due to his priestly status, but was imprisoned for life.
King Henry pardoned young Simnel (probably because he had mostly been a puppet…

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is recorded to have said before his execution that he should have "a name perpetual and a
fame permanent and immortal". Thomas Flamank was quoted as saying "Speak the truth and
only then can you be free of your chains".
Audley, as a peer of the realm, was beheaded on…

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absence. In June 1534 Thomas heard rumours that his father had been executed in the
Tower of London and that the English government intended the same fate for himself and
his uncles. He summoned the Council to St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, and on 11 June,
accompanied by 140 horsemen with…

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The moves towards official Protestantism achieved by Cromwell were not reversed
except during the five-year reign of Mary I of England (1553­1558).

1549 Prayer book The Prayer Book Rebellion, Prayer Book Revolt, Prayer Book Rising, Western Rising or
rebellion Western Rebellion was a popular revolt in Cornwall and Devon, in…

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1549 Kett's rebellion Kett's Rebellion was a revolt in Norfolk, England during the reign of Edward VI, largely in
response to the enclosure of land. It began at Wymondham on 8 July 1549 with a group of
rebels destroying fences that had been put up by wealthy landowners. One of…

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1554 Wyatt's rebellion Wyatt's Rebellion was a popular uprising in England in 1554, named after Thomas Wyatt,
one of its leaders. The rebellion arose out of concern over Queen Mary I's determination
to marry Philip II of Spain, which was an unpopular policy with the English. Queen Mary's
overthrow was…

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preaching of the reformers than most of the country districts of England. Abergavenny and
Southwell were deserted by their men, who either disbanded or went over to Wyatt. He now
had 3,000 men at his command. A detachment of the London trainbands was sent against
him under the command of…

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Carrickfergus, travelled to Cushendun to take Shane's head and send it to Dublin Castle as
proof of his death.
In his private character Shane O'Neill was perceived by the English as a brutal, uneducated
savage. However, Irish history is often written by English historians. Shane was tough, but a

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Pope Pius V had tried to aid the rebellion by excommunicating Elizabeth and declaring her
deposed in the bull Regnans in Excelsis, but the document did not arrive until the rebellion
had been suppressed. The bull gave Elizabeth more reason to view Catholics with suspicion.
It inspired conspiracies to assassinate…


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