Jack Cade's Rebellion 1450
Jack Cade's Rebellion 1450:
- Key Characters
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Causes of Cade's Rebellion
Cade's Rebellion was caused by:
- Peasants and small land owners from Kent, who objected to:
- Force labour
- Corrupt courts
- Seizure of land by nobles
- Loss of royal lands in France
- Heavy taxation.
- This was all resulted from the Hundred Years' War.
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What happened in the Cade's Rebellion
The events of the Cade's Rebellion include:
- Jack Cade and mob, defeated govt troops by dispersing them in at Sevenoaks.
- They marched in London, where Londoners supported Cade's men.
- This was because they sympathised with Cade's aims.
- The rebels stormed the Tower of London,but failed to take the fortress.
- The royal troops regrouped and fought the rebels to a stand still.
- Then Cade presented a list of his demands to royal officers.
- The officers assured Cade that the demands would be met.
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The consequences of the Cade's Rebellion
The consequences of the Rebellion include:
- Many of the ring leaders of the rebellion were captured and killed.
- Most of the mob accepted the promise of pardon and slipped away from the rebellion.
- However, the King and Parliament did not agree to any of the rebel's demands.
- Henry VI demanded for Cade's arrest.
- On the 12th July 1450,Jack Cade was captured by Alexander Iden.
- Cade was injured and died on his way back to London.
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Key Characters of the Rebellion
There were certain characters who participated in the Rebellion:
- Jack Cade was the leader of the rebellion.
- The Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir James Fiennes (Henry's treasurer) and the Sheriff of Kent were killed.
- Peasants, small land owners and churchmen joined the rebellion.
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