Northern rebellion, 1569-70


Northern rebellion, 1569-70 - 


Religious -

  • Didn't accept Henry VIII's divorce with Catherine of Aragon - believed Elizabeth way illegitimate.
  • Move towards Protestantism - northern earls had traditionalist attitudes in both religion/politics.

Political -

  • Reduced power of the northern landowners/families in favour of Elizabeth's councillors.
  • Treatment of the earls by southeners planted in the area - Pilkington's aggressive treatment.
  • Elizabeth put men she trusted in power - earls excluded fro office and powers.

Economic -

  • Earl's were sidelined by Elizabeth and lost out financially - forced to borrow as they became so poor.


  • Release Mary queen of Scots from inprisonment and put her on the throne (norfolk-mary marriage).


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