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The Pilgrimage of Grace – A Timeline

pilgrimage of grace bannerThe Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion was an uprising in the North which was sparked off initially by trouble in Lincolnshire. This trouble, in turn, was caused by discontent over the dissolution of Louth Abbey, the government commissions in the area and rumours that these commissions would confiscate jewels and plate from churches and impose new taxes.1

Here is a brief timeline of the main events of the Pilgrimage of Grace:

For those interested in learning more about the rebellion, all the letters and reports cataloguing this rebellion can be found in Letters and Papers Volume 11 – see for October and November 1536.

Notes and Sources

  1. Santschi, David Andrew (2008) Obedience and Resistance in England, 1536-1558, p25
  2. Bowker, Margaret (1981) The Henrician Reformation: The Diocese of Lincoln Under John Longland 1521-1547, p149

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