Henry VIII,the Reign
Pilgrimage of Grace,the Rebellion
Men and women returned from the fields, the harvest of 1536 was in.
The sickles, scythes and fagging-hooks were cleaned off after their toil, but this year the tools had a secondary use.
These aggrieved Englishmen intended to use them for another purpose - weapons for a violent and bloody uprising.
A rebellion began in Lincolnshire against Henry VIII and his rulers and then the insurrection spread across northern England.
By 26 October 1536 nearly 40,000 rebels were marching south towards Doncaster to cross the bridge there, and if they marched onward south to take London thousands more were prepared to join them.
Under the banner of the Five Wounds of Christ together with the flags and pennants of their local insignia the road was open for the pilgrims to oust the ruling regime…
Pilgrimage of Grace,the Rebellion - In Six Parts