events of the revolt of the northern earls

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The Events, 1569-70

-      At court an anti-Cecil faction devised a plan to marry Mary to the Duke of Norfolk, they thought this would force Mary to name Mary as her heir and force Cecil out.

-      The scheme was supported by the two Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland (Catholics) they believed this would bring a catholic succession

-      They had been in touch with Rome and Spain for military help to further the marriage.

-      The queen disapproved of the marriage plans and Norfolk spent a brief spell in the tower as his punishment.

-      Elizabeth summoned the two earls to court however instead of going to court they returned North and raised their followers into rebellion.

-      The Earls marched on Durham and on

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