Cade's Rebellion - 1450

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Cade's Rebellion

Causes: Yorkist dissatisfaction, high taxes, general dislike of regime
Demands: inquiry into losses in France, the king to 'live of his own', greater political equity amongst the aristocratic elite, justice of Gloucester's murder (Suffolk had sent Gloucester to prison on a charge of treason, where he had mysteriously died a few days later) 

Who started it? Jack Cade
Where did it start? Kent, but quickly progressed to London, gathering support
What happened? Rebels took charge of London whilst the King fled - nobles were lynched in the streets 

Richard Duke of York returned and in the absence of


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