Seriousness of the threat caused by the 1549 rebellions -

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How they tended to be interpreted:

Lack of threat:

Isolated outbreaks that did not significantly threaten the government.Somerset fell for failing to satisfy the ruling elite by rapidly suppressing the outbreaks not because of threat to his authority or the monarch/state.

  • Lack of gentry support for the movements.
  • Most of the leaders were yeomen or…

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