Rebel leader Robert Aske is sentenced to death (39 words)

Historical Context Note

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Robert Aske, leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace, is sentenced to death for treason. This is in direct contravention of Henry VIII's previous promise, in December 1536, of a pardon for the rebels. He is executed at York in July.

Editors. "Rebel leader Robert Aske is sentenced to death". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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