Editors. "Cornish Rising breaks out". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=13970, accessed 02 September 2014.]
A rising breaks out in Cornwall at Henry VII's demands for taxation to fund his war with Scotland, which the Cornish saw as violating the special tax privileges they had been granted by Edward I. Under the leadership of James Tutchet, Lord Audley, and a blacksmith known as An Gof, an army of 15,000 marched eastwards from Taunton through the southern counties to attack London.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.