Though certainly a contributing factor to most of the Tudor rebellions, political grievances were not the most significant factor in explaining the outbreak of Tudor rebellion. In the case of Wyatt’s rebellion in 1554, political grievances may well have been the most important factor due to the prospects of Mary’s marriage to Philip, England’s fear … Continue reading To what extent were political factors responsible for Tudor rebellions in the period 1529-1569?
Explain why the scriptures were translated into Welsh
The scriptures were translated into Welsh during the reign of Elizabeth I for several reasons. These include the Queen’s personal beliefs, the influence of Protestantism and the Lutheran Reformation, and the importance of the divide in language barriers. Possibly the main reason is that Elizabeth was introducing Protestant change after the reign of Mary. William … Continue reading Explain why the scriptures were translated into Welsh
Explain why the rebellion known as Kett’s rebellion broke out
The rebellion known as Kett’s rebellion broke out predominantly for economic and religious reasons. However, there are several political reasons for the outbreak. The most significant reason was economic struggles at the time. While religion became increasingly important to the rebels, it was economic issues which first sparked the rebellion. There were rumours that … Continue reading Explain why the rebellion known as Kett’s rebellion broke out
Explain why the Pilgrimage of Grace failed
The Pilgrimage of Grace was a rebellion whereby several different areas of the country were covered by different rebel groups, so it is difficult to establish one single reason why all of the risings failed. It failed for a combination of reasons: the actions of the king such as success in battle, those … Continue reading Explain why the Pilgrimage of Grace failed
Why was the monarchy threatened by the Pilgrimage of Grace?
The Pilgrimage of Grace was a rebellion, and any rebellion would have been regarded as a threat to the governing body. However, the Pilgrimage of Grace threatened the monarchy for several political, social and economic reasons (though mostly political). The rebellion lasted for some months and had managed to sweep aside the forced that the … Continue reading Why was the monarchy threatened by the Pilgrimage of Grace?
Why the monasteries were dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII
The monasteries were dissolved in 1536, during the reign of Henry VIII, solely for financial reasons, however, it could be argued that there are many religious and personal reasons behind why it happened. Many historians argue that is it wasn't for Henry's financial problems circa 1536 he would never have considered it. Henry was facing … Continue reading Why the monasteries were dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII
Catching the Clergy in the Act
In around 1535 (following Henry VIII's break from Rome and marriage to his second wife, Anne Boleyn, but before he relieved her of the burden that was her head), Henry was in desperate need of cash. In a continuation of his attack on Roman Catholicism, Henry launched a campaign against the monasteries which would result … Continue reading Catching the Clergy in the Act
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The failure of the Wyatt rebellion
The Wyatt rebellion failed for a combination of reasons including the actions of Mary (remaining calm and level-headed), the failings of Wyatt's army and other factors. The most significant reason as to why Wyatt's rebellion failed was the actions of the Queen. During the rebellion, Mary kept her cool and refused to leave London or … Continue reading The failure of the Wyatt rebellion
To what extent were the religious developments put in place during the reign of Mary I significant, in light of those of the rest of the Tudor period?
To a certain extent, Mary I's religious changes were significant in that she managed to alter the country in the five years that she held the crown. She did not aspire to satisfy anyone, but, dedicatedly aimed to revert England to Catholicism in order to honour her mother and follow her true faith. Mary's changes … Continue reading To what extent were the religious developments put in place during the reign of Mary I significant, in light of those of the rest of the Tudor period?