How was the rebellion controlled?

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Henry had spies and had 6 weeks to gather troops so was able to position himself centrally in Warwickshire whilst he gathered an army.

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Henry VII rode out to battle to face the rebels and won

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On one hand the rebellion grew too quickly because no nobility lived in the area to the suppress it, However when Henry VII did realise how serious it was he raised troops with other nobles and took down the rebels at Blackheath, there were over 3000 casulaties. Hung the leaders, pardoned the rank and file  and later fined individuals and the whole of Cornwall £14000

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The Tudor armies raisied numbers across England to block off Warbeck, he fled rather than have a battle where he was outnumbered.

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The Amicable Grant

Was badly controlled at first because rebels were bullied into paying taxes. Eventually taxes in London were halved but this wasn't known to the rebels outside of London so they continued. The Duke of Suffolk sent in an army but it was too small, so they burnt bridges to buy time so that they could persuade rebels to give up. 18 ring leaders were brought to be punished after being reprimanded hwoever theywere sent home with 90 pieces of silver. 

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The Pilgrimage of Grace

The rebellion spread quickly and nobles from other areas like Suffolk and Norfolk were sent in to put it down. The Tudors bought time by promising the rebels to meet their demands, also took ringleaders to London to cause further delay. It took the King ages to realise how serious the situation was. The King had 10,000 men but there was aroun 40,000 rebels. The King relied on nobles from other areas to raise troops.

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Controlled badly at first, the ruling family were absent and rebels were allowed to grow in strength when the Duke of Somerset sent in troops, the rebls got angrier. Grew from local to antional issues. At first somerset tried to buy time by blackmailing or pardoning but rebels refused to give in. Propaganda was often ignored because rebels were illiterate and sermons fell on deaf ears to Catholics when the preachers were protestant. The government were outnumbered by 300 to 6000, Lord Russell had to delay for 5 weeks for reinforcements to arrive, if rebels hadn't squabbled amongst themselves it could have succeeded. Edward was ruthless, he imposed martial law and hangs over 100 rebels and clergy.

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Howard family were executed and Kett was tortured ten hung from the gallows.

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When London and the privy council elected Mary, Northumberland gave up. Only the top ringleaders were executed and Lady Jane Grey was imprisoned.

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Her advisors told her to leave London but she refused but her refusing became an advantage because she rode out to speak to Londoners and implored them to support her and they did. They blocked London off to help her. Over 1000 rebels were pardoned, only 71 were executed including Wyatt.

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Northern Earls

Elizabeth heard of the plot and forbids Duke of Suffolk to marry Mary Queen of Scots. Others back down out of fear. Mary was moved and Norfolk put in the tower. Royal forces were outnumbered, 400 calvalry and a few militia to 3400 infantry men , the only problem was rebels were unorganised.

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Well controlled, Elizabeth knew there were food shortages and put informers out to report any trouble, four men were arrested before the rebellion even started. The main ring leaders were tortured abd at least two were executed.

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Controlled well, spies told Elizabeth of the plot and cannons were trained on Essex's house when Londoners didn't rally, gates closed and Essex fled. Executed ring leaders and fined people up to £30,000. 

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