Sunday, September 17, 2017

Question from Richard - Pilgrimage of Grace in Cumbria

I am doing research for our local History group in Renwick, Cumbria, on the Pilgrimage of Grace in Cumbria. I am thinking about why the POG in Cumbria did not attract as much aristocratic or senior cleric support when compared to the uprising in York and Lincoln. I also wonder why there was a relatively low level of support for the POG even though the area is similar in many ways to Yorkshire. I speculate that enclosure had not occurred much in Cumbia and this was a spark in other areas.
Would anyone have a view on this?
Many Thanks,
Richard O'Brien