Jack Cade's Rebellion

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Jack Cade's Rebellion 1450

Jack Cade's Rebellion 1450:

  • Causes
  • Events
  • Key Characters
  • Consequences
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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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