On this day: The Pilgrimage of Grace (5th December 1536)

The Pilgrimage of Grace was the title that was given to the revolt against Henry VIII. The revolt started in late 1536 and ended in early 1537. The uprising occurred in York, the reason for the uprising against Henry VIII was because of his break with the Roman Catholic Church and also the Dissolution of the Monasteries. This was the act against the action of Thomas Cromwell. The main revolt took part in York however, there was other revolts that took place as the same time around the North of England. These took place 12 days before the actually revolt in York.

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