Agreement At Doncaster Pilgrimage Of Grace

Peace proved very fragile and Aske spent December crossing Yorkshire to reassure the locals. Surprisingly, Henry Aske invited to spend Christmas at Greenwich Palace Court. Although this was an admission that Aske was the key to the settlement of the conflict, his presence served only to arouse the suspicions of the Commons in the North; They thought Aske would betray them. Upon his return to Yorkshire last year, Aske found the country “in a flutter and a willingness to stand up.” Once again, he travelled north and tried to avoid another insurrection, but his efforts were in vain. Sir Francis Bigod and John Hallom, two of the pilgrimage guides, believed that pilgrims should take Hull and Scarborough to ensure the king`s compliance with the agreement. The attempt to conquer Hull in secret on 16 January was a catastrophic failure. Although George Lumley`s rebel army managed to enter Nachscarborough on 17 January, Lumley left the town and sent his troops back to assure them that the king would respect the Doncaster agreement. On 18 January, rebel forces gathered at Bainton and, under Bigod`s leadership, 800 men advanced on Beverley, but were defeated by a force loyal to the king. Bigod escaped, but was captured on 10 February in Cumberland. A third insurrection in Carlisle on 12 February would be the last of the rebellions in the north. Aske was preparing an oath that was to be sworn in by the pilgrims, who sworn the restoration of the church, the repression of heretics and the expulsion of “all the scoundrel blood and evil advice… of his grace and his secret advice..` [1] A council of pilgrims was held in York on 21 November and it was agreed that they would meet Norfolk on 5 December. The pilgrims` claims were revised on 2 December in Pontefract and presented on 6 December by Aske in Doncaster, Doncaster.

Norfolk ignored the king`s instructions and agreed to freely pardon the rebels and a Parliament in York to deal with the rebels` dysfunctions. But Norfolk did not agree to abandon the monasteries that the pilgrims had restored, but only to be able to continue for now. On 7 December, Aske returned to Pontefract to address about 3,000 pilgrims. When they heard that they were being pardoned, they had omitted a “great cry” and, after being cowered in writing by the agreement, the pilgrimage of grace ended. There has been much discussion about whether Henry ever intended to respect the agreement: to heed the abuses of the rebels, to hold a parliament in York and to freely pardon all the protagonists. In retrospect, the king`s response is examined to try to get through the light. By the insurrection of Susan Loughlin bigod, he had violated the Doncaster Accords and Henry sent the Duke of Norfolk north for specific retaliation. The king urged Norfolk to “act mercilessly” to teach the rebels a lesson. Tests were carried out and hanging began, leaving the quarter bodies in the trees and gallows for weeks, in a sign of the king`s displeasure. Norfolk held Aske by his side “to think it better with me than at home.” In April 1537 Aske and Darcy requested an audience with the king, and at the end of the month the two men were locked up in the Tower of London with the constables and awaiting their fate. In May, a trial was held in which Aske`s brother, Christopher, testified against him, calling Robert “his unworthy brother.” The rebels were convicted and sentenced to death. As a nobleman, Darcy was beheaded at Tower Hill on June 30.