Aske and Darcy, however, believed that by mediating through the Duke of Norfolk they were dealing with the king to the exclusion of Cromwell. Indeed Norfolk was no friend of Cromwell’s.
Darcy had served Henry VII and put his trust in the person, the individual character, who was his son, Henry VIII. He believed that Henry VIII was a man who, left unmolested by the likes of Wolsey, Boleyn and Cromwell, was a good-hearted, generous, God-fearing man.
The two sides talked and, as a consequence, a parliament in York was promised to resolve the grievances, a royal progress to the north of England was pledged and Robert Aske was invited to spend Christmas as Henry VIII’s guest, which he did that December, and a peace agreement was signed on 27 October 1536.