The Cornish rebellion - 1497

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- Followed attempts to rasie tax in Cornwall for a war aginst Scotland in retaliation for Scotland supporting Perkin Warbeck.
-This unpopular tax was aggressively collected in Cornwall. Everyone else who didnt earn more than 20 shillings a year did not have to pay this tax apart from in Cornwall.
- Many cornishmen were poor so resented paying the tax fueling many rebellions
-The rebels were led by Thomas Flamanck and Michael Joseph. The rebel army consisted of 6,000 peasant and they…


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