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The Pilgrimage of Grace: The Rebellion That Shook Henry VIII's Throne Paperback – July 1, 2003

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"History as it should be written...The Pilgrimage of Grace reveals a remarkable talent for making history come to life. Moorhouse has done a great service by filling in one of the great gaps in our understanding of England's past."

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Geoffrey Moorhouse was born in Lancashire, but lives in North Yorkshire. He was a journalist on the Guardian before he started writing books full-time.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842126660
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842126660
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,032,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nancy O VINE VOICE on June 13, 2009
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Definitely not a book for readers wanting something quick, Pilgrimage of Grace is, nonetheless, an interesting look at events transpiring during the years 1536 to 1537 which could have seriously cost Henry VIII his reign. Commoners and gentry, along with some noblemen united in a series of uprisings against the policies of stripping the monasteries, but more because of their great dislike of Thomas Cromwell, along with other prelates they considered as "heretical." There were other reasons as well, largely monetary and political in nature that caused angry mobs to join together to try to effect change. In most cases, the uprising grew as those who led the movement forced others into joining, until thousands of armed men stood against poorly-maintained, poorly paid and often sympathetically-minded troops under the command of the officials sent to quash the rebellion. It was the job of different dukes to maintain order, and in this case, the work fell to the Duke of Norfolk and for the first, smaller rebellion in Lincolnshire, the Duke of Suffolk.

The author does an excellent job with primary sources, often noting the bias in many of the accounts of the time, depending on authorship. He has woven together an outstanding look at causes, events and effects of these uprisings, examining not only the changes in the church under Henry VIII, but economic and political factors as well. He portrays Henry VIII as a monarch with a penchant for revenge and a monstrous temperament. At the end of the book he poses the question of what would have happened had the rebels not stopped their activities when and where they did, offering food for further thought.

This is definitely not a book for general readership -- you pretty much have to decide you're in it for the long haul to finish it -- but it is a very well-written history of the time. I'd recommend it to people who enjoy a good history, and those who want to know more about the reign of Henry VIII. Highly recommended.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Baumgartner on September 3, 2005
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A brilliant account of a pivotal moment in the cultural history of England, taken mainly from local accounts and records. Goes into an extraordinary level of detail without bogging down, remaining readable and interesting all the way through.
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By Douglas Brown on June 3, 2015
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Sad sad work.
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