Leaders of the Pilgrimage of Grace are executed

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Historical Context Note

Leaders of the Pilgrimage of Grace, including Thomas Lord Darcy, Sir Robert Constable, and the Abbots of Fountains and Jervaulx Abbeys - are executed, in direct contravention of Henry VIII's previous promise, in December 1536, of a pardon for the rebels.
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Editors. "Leaders of the Pilgrimage of Grace are executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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