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The Pilgrimage of Grace : the rebellion that shook Henry VIII's throne
Moorhouse, Geoffrey, 1931-2009.
Publication Information:
London : Phoenix, 2003.

Physical Description:
xxv, 421 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002.
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DA339 .M66 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Protesting the king's betrayal of the "old" religion, his new taxes, and his threat to the rights of landowners,  the poor and the powerful united against Henry VIII, raising an army of 40,000. Under the influence of the charismatic, heroic figure of Robert Aske, most of the Northern nobility joined the rebellion and gathered for battle at Doncaster where they would have outnumbered the king's soldiers by 4 to 1. But Aske was persuaded by the king's men to abandon military force and negotiate terms in London. Once there he was arrested, charged with treason and hanged in chains.

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Mapsp. x
Forewordp. xiii
Principal Charactersp. xix
I Prologuep. 1
II A Turning Pointp. 4
III Defender of the Faithp. 17
IV The Lincolnshire Risingp. 43
V The Man with One Eyep. 71
VI The Rebel Armiesp. 94
VII Victories and Surrendersp. 120
VIII To March on Londonp. 141
IX A Battle Waiting to be Wonp. 157
X Back from the Brinkp. 177
XI The King's Great Bluffp. 197
XII To Doncaster Bridge ...p. 215
XIII A Smouldering Firep. 240
XIV The Fatal Divisionp. 264
XV The Return of the Dukep. 290
XVI The Reckoningp. 315
XVII The Aftermathp. 347
XVIII Postscriptp. 369
Bibliographyp. 376
Source Notesp. 384
Indexp. 395