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October 21 – Armed peasants accost a herald

On this day in Tudor history, 21st October 1536, during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion in the reign of King Henry VIII, a herald was accosted by some armed peasants.

Lancaster Herald was on his way to Pontefract Castle when he met the peasants. When he got to the castle, he met with Robert Aske, leader of the rebels.

The meeting didn't go well for the herald. Aske would not allow him to complete his mission.

What was going on? Who was Lancaster Herald? What was his mission?

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October 21 – Armed peasants accost a herald