Book Review: The Pilgrimage of Grace

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the-pilgrimage-of-grace.jpgAuthor: Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix Books.

It’s 1536 and the “peasants are revolting”. Henry VIII is encamped in London watching as first the commoners of Lincolnshire closely followed by Yorkshire rebel against Henry’s policy of stripping both church and the monasteries of their power and wealth.

The best laid plans of Chancellor Cromwell are forcing the common man to decide if they will support Church or the state. This book is important as it is a fact based account of a fraught period in the reign of Henry VIII.

Full and precise, this book is a must for students of English Tudor history.

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