By Anthony Fletcher
The Tudor age used to be a tumultuous one – a time of the Reformation, conspiracies, uprisings and rebellions. The Tudor Rebellions offers a chronological run-down of the main rebellions and throws mild on a few of the major subject matters of Tudor background, together with the dynasty’s try to convey the north and west below the regulate of the capital, the growth of the English Reformation and the impression of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. Successive models of Tudor Rebellions were crucial to realizing Tudor politics due to the fact that 1968, whilst Anthony Fletcher first released his publication. Now approximately 4 many years later, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch has once again completely revised and extended this vintage textual content take into consideration fascinating and cutting edge paintings at the topic lately
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Then they marched to Legbourne nunnery and captured the royal commissioners who were at work there. The Louth outburst was the signal for a rising throughout the county. Melton disregarded a message that reached him on 2 October that Yorkshire was not ready to rise and ordered a muster for the next day. On 3 October the commission for the subsidy was due to meet at Caistor. The priests of the neighbourhood were there also to attend the commissary’s court. The commons were alarmed by a rumour that their weapons were going to be confiscated and the priests feared their examination.
The purpose of the doctrine of the godly prince, elaborated by Tudor writers, was to assert, in Richard Taverner’s words, that kings ‘represent unto us the person even of God himself’. ’ Thus Sir John Cheke in The Hurt of Sedition was able to denounce the rebels of 1549 as sinning first against God, second against the king. The doctrine was one of non-resistance rather than obedience because it was usually qualified by a paraphrase of the apostle Peter’s statement in Acts 5:29 that ‘We ought to obey God rather than men’.
It was at this moment, when the country had just paid out the largest grant in taxation of the whole period 1485–1543, that Wolsey sent out commissioners to collect the Amicable Grant. He was desperate for money to satisfy the king’s urge to grasp the opportunity offered by the defeat of France at Pavia. The Amicable Grant belied its name, and the name’s novelty was an unhappy witness to the tax’s novelty. It was a levy of between one-sixth and one-tenth on the goods of the laity and one-third on the goods of the clergy.