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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinatingly detailed account, 11 Aug. 2002
This review is from: The Pilgrimage of Grace: The Rebellion that Shook Henry VIII's Throne (Hardcover)
Moorhouse's book is an excellent in-depth exploration of the events of October 1536 that culminated in a serious challenge to Henry's reforms of the Church and, indeed, to his control over the North of the country in general. In particular my perspective on Robert Aske, a key figure in the rising, was changed by the book; Moorhouse provides a strong argument for considering him a liberal thinker perhaps slightly ahead of his time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, well researched, if a bit dry, 21 April 2007
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An interesting and impartial account of the rebellion in favour of the old religion against Henry VIII - though in fact the target was really Thomas Cromwell. The book didn't totally succeed for me - the prose was a little dry and a bit hardgoing in places, though the author's research is certainly thorough. One probably more for those already immersed in Tudor history, rather than for a more general reader who is more likely to take to an Alison Weir-type approach.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Rebellion against Henry VIII, 15 Dec. 2010
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This is the clearest account I have read on the rebellion in Lincolnshire, then Yorkshire against Henry VIII. The author who is very obviously familar with the places involved also has great insight into how they regarded the King's policies. To the local people, Henry VIII was robbing them and destroying their main source of employment, education, hospitals, care homes, etc.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pilgrimage of Grace-Geoffrey Moorhouse., 21 May 2014
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This was a fascinating account of this rebellion against a duplicitous, greedy, revengeful and thoroughly nasty and despotic ruler. He must be the most objectionable and disastrous monarch so far, closely followed by his greedy father.
The history is well written and researched and presents a sound and judicious account-it is a great pity that it did not succeed-had it done so the worst excesses of his actions and those of Thomas Cromwell would have been avoided.
Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Jan. 2015
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Excellent book and service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Oct. 2014
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excellent book and service
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crammed with facts, well written, 31 July 2013
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This is an event I knew nothing about.This book explains it very clearly indeed in a non too heavy style.
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