What opposition was there to the dissolution?


The Uprisings

The Lincolnshire Rising- 1st Oct 1536

The Pilgrimage of Grace- 4th Oct- Dec 1536

Sir Francis Bigod's Revolt- 16th Jan 1537

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The Lincolnshire Rising

Rising at Louth- 1st October 1536, gathering with Horncastle rising at Lincoln
Anger and violence erupted in which the chancellor of the Bishop of Lincoln was murdered in a frenzy
Led by a shoemaker, Nicholas Melton- Captain Cobbler

Soon gentry, preists, armed monks joined rebels- 10,000 people assembled

Collaboration evaporated as Duke of Suffolk's army drew near-Gentry ran, sought forgiveness and the commons collapsed

Few Rebels remained sent home- government's herald arrived 11th October

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The Pilgrimage of Grace

Robert Aske, dispatched letters, calling on men to maintain the Holy Church

10th October, Aske, Chief Captain of an army of 30,000 men

Rebel headquarters in York moved to Pontefract, on the 21st October, Lord Darcy handed over Pontefract Castle

Disiplined leadership was upheld ensuring all goods were paid for and no murders were committed

Henry played for time, wisely, sending delegation led by the Duke of Norfolk to meet the rebels

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The Pilgrimage of Grace Continued

A truce was signed on 27th October 1536, in which Sir Ralph Ellerker and Robert Bowes were to meet the King. Henry offered nothing except that he would pardon the ten ringleaders

Representatives of the host armies meet at Pontefract between the 2nd and 4th December- finalising demands in the 24 articles

Presenting in a meeting between Norfolk and Aske. Henry gave Norfolk permission to grant general pardon, a prolonged truce, and that parliament will discuss issues rasied

Lancaster Herald read the King's pardon, 8th December

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Sir Francis Bigod's Revolt and the Cumberland Risi

Disaffected rebel, Sir Francis Bigod, unconvinced by governments sincerity

Planned to capture Scarsborough and Hull, forcing Duke of Norfolk to struggle with both

This went into operation on the 16th January 1537

It was doomed to fail collapsing within a few days

Bigod fled, but was arrested in Cumberland

Frustrated commons, luanched unsuccessful attack on Carlisle in early Feburary

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