NZ4700 : Robert Aske Memorial Seat

taken 13 years ago, near to Swainby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Robert Aske Memorial Seat
Robert Aske Memorial Seat
Robert Aske was a Yorkshireman who became a London lawyer. In 1535 when Henry VIII began to dissolve the monasteries there were many people living in the north of England who were still Catholics and complained about the way the monks were being treated. Robert Aske took up their cause and formed an army to defend the monasteries. In what became known as the Pilgrimage of Grace, Aske along with 300,000 followers marched to York in protest. The Duke of Norfolk for the King negotiated a peace with Aske on condition of an audience with the King and the rebellion dispersed. So Aske travelled to London where he received various promises from the King. On Aske's return north fighting again broke out so Henry had the leaders of the rebellion arrested and in 1537 about 200 including Aske were burned at the stake.
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Saturday, 4 February, 2006   (more nearby)
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