The Pilgrimage of the Grace, which had broken out in Yorkshire in
the wake of the failure of the Lincolnshire Rising, had formed a
formidable force of up to forty thousand followers led by Robert
Aske, which marched on and occupied the walled city of York. Henry
VIII authorised the Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Shrewsbury
northwards to deal with the rebellion, and on 27th October, Norfolk
signed a truce with the rebels, promising to escort a deputation to
London to present their demands to the King. Nonetheless, the
rising continues to spread to Durham, Cumberland and Westmorland.
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Editors. "Rising spreads to Durham, Cumberland and Westmorland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14573, accessed 20 October 2017.]