Insurrection

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In autumn 1536, Henry VIII had broken with Rome and was eyeing the wealth of the monasteries. In the north of England, 30,000 men loyal to the Catholic Church took arms against him in the uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Using their own testimony, this gripping narrative history examines the rebels' motives and beliefs, charts the course of the ill-fated insurrection, and describes the rhetoric, rewards and retribution employed by Henry's minister Thomas Cromwell to thwart them.

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Insurrection

Insurrection

Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and the Pilgrimage of Grace

Hardback224pp Illustrated240x165mm

9780750967334     Product Code: 504851

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In autumn 1536, Henry VIII had broken with Rome and was eyeing the wealth of the monasteries. In the north of England, 30,000 men loyal to the Catholic Church took arms against him in the uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Using their own testimony, this gripping narrative history examines the rebels' motives and beliefs, charts the course of the ill-fated insurrection, and describes the rhetoric, rewards and retribution employed by Henry's minister Thomas Cromwell to thwart them.

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