Pilgrimage of Grace
Updated: 3/31/2020
Pilgrimage of Grace
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  • We don't want sheep tax!!!
  • The Pilgrimage of Grace started on the 13th of October after the failure of The Licolnshire Rising. Robert Aske, a lawyer, was chosen to lead the rebellion.
  • Robert Aske led people into York and occupied the city. On the 20th of October, the Pontefract Castle was surrendered to the rebels.
  • There were many reasons for the rebellion, Robert Aske was angry at the Dissolution of the monasteries while a lot of the ordinary rebels were angry at the large amounts of taxation
  • On the 26th of November, Aske and the rebels meet with the Duke of Norfolk, the king had promised Norfolk that a Parliament in York would be held in the near future. The rebels gradually began to disperse.
  • However, the royal promises were not kept and on the 16th of January, a renewed rebellion broke out led by Sir Francis Bigod in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • The King had many key leaders and individuals arrested. Aske was executed and hanged with chains to the walls of York Castle.
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