The Pilgrimage of Grace: The Rebellion That Shook Henry VIII's Throne

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Protesting the king's betrayal of the "old" religion, his new taxes, and his threat to the rights of landowners,  the poor and the powerful united against Henry VIII, raising an army of 40,000. Under the influence of the charismatic, heroic figure of Robert Aske, most of the Northern nobility joined the rebellion and gathered for battle at Doncaster where they would have outnumbered the king's soldiers by 4 to 1. But Aske was persuaded by the king's men to abandon military force and negotiate terms in London. Once there he was arrested, charged with treason and hanged in chains.

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Geoffrey Moorhouse was born in Lancashire, but lives in North Yorkshire. He was a journalist on the Guardian before he started writing books full-time.

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"History as it should be written...The Pilgrimage of Grace reveals a remarkable talent for making history come to life. Moorhouse has done a great service by filling in one of the great gaps in our understanding of England's past."

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