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The Pilgrimage of Grace, a favored rebellion within the north of britain opposed to Henry VIII's spiritual regulations, has lengthy been recognized as a very important aspect within the fortunes of the English Reformation. Historians have lengthy debated the reasons of the rebels and what results they'd on executive coverage. during this new examine, despite the fact that, Michael Bush takes a clean technique, reading the wealth of textual proof left by means of the pilgrimage of grace to reconstruct the broader social, political and non secular attitudes of northern society within the early Tudor interval. greater than easily a reassessment of the occasions of October 1536, the booklet examines the mass of surviving facts - the rebels' proclamations, rumour-mongering money owed, oaths, manifestos, petitions, songs, prophetic rhymes, eye-witness bills and confessions - so one can light up and discover the type of grass-roots emotions which are usually so not easy to pin down. He concludes that the proof issues to a way more advanced state of affairs than has usually been assumed, revealing even more than just a hope for the rustic to come to the outdated faith and standard methods. quite, this e-book demonstrates how the rebels sought to take advantage of the language of customized and culture to reinforce their very own political and financial positions in a swiftly altering international. It unearths a population instantly conservative and radical, capable of pass judgement on innovation and alter in terms of its personal profit and eventually in a position to develop a coherent programme of reform. while this programme used to be rigorously couched in language supportive of the normal orderly society, it however carried inside of it extra radical proposals, which proved tremendous difficult to the monarchy, govt and church, who ultimately closed ranks to deliver the rebellion to an finish. As either an exploration of the reasons and goals of the pilgrimage of grace, and the broader non secular, social and political attitudes of northern England, this ebook has a lot to provide the scholar of the period.

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