December 3 – Henry VIII offers free pardons to the Pilgrimage of Grace rebels

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd December 1536, King Henry VIII issued a proclamation to the rebels of the Pilgrimage of Grace offering them “free pardons”.

Although these free pardons were proclaimed, prominent rebels ended up being executed.

Let me explain what the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion was about and how the rebels ended up being put to death…

You can find out more about the rebellion in my video from 4th October –

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