The Confrontation at Doncaster

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:
The Confrontation at Doncaster

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In the first week of October 1536, Henry VIII's policy was one of containment to prevent the movement of the Lincolnshire rebels either southwards towards Stamford, Peterborough, and ultimately London, or westwards, over the Trent and into the east Midlands. Whilst this was being done, the Crown paid little attention to the few reports coming out of Yorkshire. On October 15, the earl of Shrewsbury was ordered to repress the rebels in Yorkshire when he was satisfied that the Lincolnshire rebellion had been squashed; on October 17, he was to advance against them, and Sir Arthur Darcy was told to lead 1,000 men from Pontefract to relieve the city of York. Despite the duke of Norfolk's strategic analysis, the earl of Shrewsbury advanced beyond the Trent to hold the line of the Don and established his camp at Scrooby, 10 miles to the south of Doncaster, on October 22.

Keywords: rebellion; Henry VIII; duke of Norfolk; earl of Shrewsbury; Lincolnshire; Doncaster

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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