R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780198208747
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191716980 | DOI:

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The most striking feature of the 1536 Lincolnshire rebellion that eventually led to the Pilgrimage of Grace in England during the reign of Henry VIII was the speed with which it passed from outbreak to collapse. The rebellion began at Louth on the morning of Monday, October 2; by the following Friday, the rebels had dispersed back to their homes and the gentry who had seen service as their leaders travelled to Stamford to submit to the duke of Suffolk. Whilst the county remained disturbed for some weeks longer, the rebellion lasted for less than a fortnight. What is more, at the time of its disbandment it had achieved none of the objectives declared in its manifestos and articles.

Keywords: Pilgrimage of Grace; rebellion; Lincolnshire; England; Henry VIII; gentry

Chapter.  17562 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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