How Was The Pilgrimage Of Grace In 1536 A Threat To Henry VIII?

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How far was the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 a threat to Henry VIII? The Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 was the largest rebellion of the Tudor Period. Rebels rose across the North of England, rebelling against change to their traditional way of life and worship. By 10th October, Robert Aske, a Yorkshire lawyer had become chief captain of an army of thirty thousand. The rebels made their headquarters in York before moving down to Pontefract on 21st October where Lord Darcy handed over Pontefract Castle; the most important fortress in the North. This fast spreading rebellion could therefore have been a threat to Henry VIII. The Pilgrimage of Grace was a popular rising in Lincolnshire and the North, supported by over thirty thousand rebels and was
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