the revolt of the northern earls

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Consequences of the northern rebellion

-       450 executed

-       Northumberland and Norfolk executed in 1572

-       Westmorland dies in exile

-       North is now under more royal control

-       Council of the North reconstituted in 1572 under protestant Earl of Huntingdon

-       Aristocratical territorial power in the North is weakened

-       Catholic threat is lessened; Mary Queen of Scots is now closely guarded.

Why did the northern rebellion fail?

-       Religion was less of a motivating force in 1569 (than 1536)

-       Local government officials helped to contain threat

-       Government stronger in the North than in 1536, more loyal men in the north- Lancashire and Cheshire.

-       Militia system of government, this meant they

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