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

| December 3, 2022

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 […]

October 4 – The beginning of the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace Rebellion

| October 4, 2022

October 4 – The beginning of the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace Rebellion

On this day in Tudor history, Wednesday 4th October 1536, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the Lincolnshire Rising began in the town of Horncastle. This trouble was the beginning of the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion. Let me share what happened in Lincolnshire, which included two murders, what provoked the rebellion and how […]

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