The account within the article was written by the tudor chronicler edward hall the pilgrimage of grace was the worst uprising of henry viii's reign it was a direct result of the dissolution of the monasteries, a policy which confused and angered most englishmen the original rebellion began at louth in lincolnshire in early. 3 geoffrey moorhouse, the pilgrimage of grace, 1536-7: the rebellion that shook henry viii's throne (united kingdom: commons in cumberland and westmoreland to join the largest rebellion in english history in the first agrarian and therefore enclosure posed a significant threat to the farming communities the. The pilgrimage of grace was a popular uprising that began in yorkshire in october 1536, before spreading to other parts of northern england including cumberland, northumberland and north lancashire, under the leadership of lawyer robert aske the most serious of all tudor rebellions, it was a protest against henry.
This soon broke out into open rebellion the uprisings, which became known collectively as the pilgrimage of grace, spread rapidly across the northern counties, winning support from nobility and commoners alike they constituted the greatest threat yet to henry's authority – and the rebels were in no doubt that cromwell.
The pilgrimage of grace was probably the gravest threat the tudor state ever faced, at least give or take the odd armada (of these there were actually three) it was only faced down thanks to an astonishing deception by henry viii, promising the world to robert aske, even inviting him to spend christmas. The pilgrimage of grace was the name given to the massive uprising and rebellion in the north of england that began in lincolnshire it had the strength of numbers to oust the ruling regime of henry viii a response to the list of grievances arrived from london on 10 october 1536, and it was full of threats and insults.
It's the name given to a series of rebellions that broke out in lincolnshire and east yorkshire in 1536 and quickly spread to other parts of the north of unrest caused by rising prices, changes to the laws of land ownership, and a general opposition to the regime of henry's chief minister, thomas cromwell.
The pilgrimage of grace was a revolt of some 30000 against the king's policies which had the potential to seriously threaten henry viii's grasp on the throne circumstances that the duke of norfolk and the earl of shrewsbury met with the rebels at the first appointment at doncaster on 27 october 1536 and agreed a truce.
H8i_01 the pilgrimage of grace is the title given to a widespread revolt against the rule of henry viii however, strictly, the pilgrimage of grace only refers to the revolt that occurred in yorkshire between october and december 1536 while it did not last long, the revolt did represent a major threat to the government.
On monday, 2 october 1536, the clamour of the church bells in the town of louth, lincolnshire, shattered the morning peace it is conceivable that the rebels of the pilgrimage of grace could have employed oaths in the way that they did even if henry viii had not tendered the oath of succession in 1534 after all, the. Henry viii in contrast under-estimated the popularity and size of the amicable grant rebellion and was just as slow in dealing with the lincolnshire and pilgrimage of grace revolts limited resources and the king's reliance on nobles to suppress the threat, as well as his own heavy-handed interventions, made the threats.