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.
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Editors. "Henry VIII creates the Council of the North". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14592, accessed 23 June 2017.]