Rebel leader Robert Aske is sentenced to death

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Historical Context Note

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