The Revolt of the Northern Earls

The Revolt of the Northern Earls

WHEN?

(1569-70)

WHY?

  • The Earls and their followers wanted to make England Catholic again.
  • The Earls had lost much of their influence at court and under Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth refusal to name in air marry or have children created uncertainty. The Earls feared civil war and loss of power and wealth under a future Protestant monarch.

WHO?

  • Charles Neville- (Earl of Northumberland-major catholic landowner)
  • Jane Neville-(Wife of ^-Duke of Norfolk's sister)
  • Thomas Howard-(Duke of Norfolk, senior noble and protestant, planned to marry MQOS)
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Thomas Percy-(Earl of Northumberland-major catholic landowner)
  • Ann Percy-(The wife of ^) 
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The Revolt of the Northern Earls PART TWO

THE MARRIAGE PLAN

  • Mary would marry the Duke of Norfolk, and get rid of Elizabeth and become Queen herself. 
  • Robert Dudley told Elizabeth about the plot and Dudley was arrested and imprisoned.

PROGRESS OF THE REVOLT

  • The rest of the rebels continued with the plot. 
  • Elizabeth moved Mary to Coventry to stop her from escaping and joining the rebels.

Support from Spain never came.

WHY DID THE REVOLT FAIL?

  • No support from Spain arrived
  • Many Northern landowners remained loyal to Elizabeth

 

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The Revolt of the Northern Earls PART THREE

THE REVOLTS SIGNIFICANCE

  • Showed Mary couldn't be trusted-stayed in prison
  • The Pope excommunicated Elizabeth and called loyal Catholics to depose her. Encouraged further plots against her.
  • Elizabeth's control over The north strengthened.
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