Editors. "Henry VIII creates the Council of the North". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Henry VIII creates the Council of the North (58 words)
Historical Context Note
Henry VIII establishes the Council of the North, a new permanent body charged with governing the northern counties. This institutional creation comes in response to the threat recently posed by the Yorkshire rebellion known as the Pilgrimage of Grace, in which up to 40 000 men rose against the government. Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of Durham, becomes president of the council.14592 Henry VIII creates the Council of the North 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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