Editors. "The Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland flee to Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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The threat posed by the Northern Rebellion, which called for the release of Mary Queen of Scots and the restoration of Catholicism, diminishes as the Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland flee to Scotland, and their army dissipates.