Pilgrimage of Grace
|Pilgrimage of Grace|
|Date||October 1536 – October 1537|
|Uprising and subsequent suppression|
No. of participants
The Pilgrimage of Grace was a
The Pilgrimage began almost immediately following the suppression of the short-lived Lincolnshire rising of 1536. The traditional historical view portrays the Pilgrimage as "a spontaneous mass protest of the conservative elements in the North of England angry with the religious upheavals instigated by King Henry VIII". Historians have noted that there were contributing economic factors.
The Lincolnshire Rising was a brief rising by
The royal commissioners seized not only land, but the church plate, jewels, gold crosses, and bells. Silver chalices were replaced by ones made of tin. In some instances these items had been donated by local families in thanksgiving for a perceived blessing or in memory of a family member. There was also resistance to the recently passed
The rising began on 1 October 1536 at
Angered by the actions of commissioners, the protesters demanded the end of the collection of a subsidy, the end of the
The protest effectively ended on 4 October 1536, when the King sent word for the occupiers to disperse or face the forces of
Most of the other local ringleaders were also executed during the next twelve days, including William Moreland, or Borrowby, one of the former Louth Park Abbey monks.