This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Most Challenging Tudor Rebellion Essay

3205 words - 13 pages

Which rebellion presented the greatest challenge to the monarchy?
To fully answer this question we must first understand what factors make a rebellion challenging. These factors include what the rebellions achieved, how many numbers were involved, the amount of force taken to put it down, the demands made, and the security of the monarchy. We must assess which of these factors are the most challenging to the monarchy and then judge which rebellion had these factors.
All rebellions have their own aims which they are trying to achieve, such as overthrowing the monarch in Lovell’s rebellion or trying to change the succession as in Northumberland’s Coup; if a rebellion does achieve its aim ...view middle of the document...

Henry wasn’t able to invade France or advance his religious reforms as quickly as he wanted, however he wouldn’t have felt threatened as he wasn’t challenged directly. Another rebellion that semi-achieved its aim was Wyatt’s. Wyatt didn’t want Mary to marry Philip of Spain as he feared that it would mean Catholicism would start being introduced into England again. Although Wyatt surrendered after a march on London, the rebellion may not be all a failure as it prompted Philip 2nd to not stay in England for long period of times. His absence ensured that there was no Catholic heir to the throne which can be seen as a success for Wyatt. The march on London also showed a direct challenge to Mary, suggesting that this rebellion may have been the most challenging.
The more numbers involved in a rebellion can sometimes make the monarch feel more challenged as they will have to quickly find a way to end it before more people start to join the rebellion. A large number of people involved in the rebellion may also influence other countries to join which can seriously challenge the monarch as they may provide troops for the rebels. Not having a lot of support won’t challenge the monarchy, as seen by the Oxfordshire Rising which only lasted a couple of hours, so having a large amount of people involved can be important. Again the Pilgrimage of Grace shows up as Robert Aske, leader of the rebellion, had managed to get support from over 30,000 people, making it the largest Tudor rebellion. Due to its size Henry 8th could not simply send troops to put it down as there were too many rebels, consequently making it challenging for Henry to deal with; on the other hand as the rebels were not so threatening, he could let the rebels issue their demands and tactically wait until he can strike revenge on them. This shows that Henry could deal with such large rebellions without having to battle them, therefore it can be seen as not being so challenging for the monarch. Another large rebellion, such as Ketts, may be seen as more challenging. Kett had 16000 rebels behind him against Edward, which is the largest rebellion in his reign. Edward would have found dealing with this many rebels harder as he had to also deal with the Western Rebellion at the same time which had another 6000 rebels. Altogether this made it very challenging for Edward, resulting in him having to send troops to put both rebellions down. The fact that he had to do this shows that he wanted to stop the rebellions immediately before the rebellions got too large, however the large numbers did not pose much of a threat to the royal troops and were easily taken down. This may be because the large numbers of rebels are harder to keep control over, without proper leadership and organisation the royal troops were able to easily defeat them. In Simnel’s case however, it wasn’t just about having a large amount of rebels, he also got support internationally from Ireland and Germany. International support is...

Other Essays Like Most Challenging Tudor Rebellion

CPR Essay

715 words - 3 pages The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, an immense expensive and challenging project, demonstrates the uniqueness of the Canadian way of life. The railroad played an essential role in connecting such a vast land as Canada. It brought together various cultures, connected the dispersed population, and protected Canada's unique political system.The CPR was a great contributor to Canada's multiculturalism. With the construction of the CPR

Counterculture Essay

1528 words - 7 pages beneficial and detrimental effects on the society. As we look back on the sixties, it was one of the most important decades because it accomplished so many important things. The sixties was an era that was filled with so many important events that caused people to become actively involved in challenging the structure of American society and taking a stand. Civil rights was one of the most important issues. African Americans were still

George Orwell's Attack Of Social Institutions In Animal Farm

1364 words - 6 pages show that human equivalents, such as heaven, prevent people from challenging their conditions in this life. Moses is also the pet of Jones, who reports back to him the state of the farm after the rebellion. Orwell is commenting here on the way that the church and government combine to control the people. Religion has had great power within the government of a state throughout history. Another social institution that

Life Realizations

1958 words - 8 pages bad impression on the rat of rules and authority, but requiring to be set up first. The introduction of criminal activity in the real world was the perfect set up; I was ready to be triggered. The filthy rodent didn’t stand a chance! The whole thing attracted me; it was a way of rebellion, and an escape from never challenging rule makers. My friends and I were in unanimous agreement to starting a criminal organization in our grade school as a

Education essay: Purpose of Education in Society

1315 words - 6 pages is the case then the mind definitely holds the potential to learn more, however, it is us who stop ourselves from expanding the horizons of our knowledge with self-doubt or other social, emotional, or economic constraints. While most feel that education is a necessity, they tend to use it as a tool for reaching a specific target or personal mark, after which there is no further need to seek greater education. Nonetheless, the importance of

Cultural Context: Alcohol

2292 words - 10 pages . Critics acknowledged the temperance law encouraged solitary drinking and turned many to hard liquor. “‘Prohibition (only) succeeded in replacing good beer with bad gin,’” (www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=441). In a period of rebellion, it was pointless to create a drinking law. Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith were the most famous Prohibition Agents. They often wore disguises to enter speakeasies and make arrests, once

The Continental Congress

2107 words - 9 pages The Continental Congress met in one of the most conservative of the seaport towns from which the revolutionary movement stemmed. Philadelphia patriots complained that there was more Toryism in Pennsylvania than in all the colonies combined; certainly the Quakers who dominated the province were more concerned in putting down radicalism at home than resisting tyranny from abroad. The character of the delegates who assembled in Philadelphia in

Assess the Role of Different Presidents of the Usa in Reducing Racial Discrimination Between 1861 and 1969

1863 words - 8 pages between 1861 and 1969. On the other hand, not all US Presidents’ role can be assessed to be ground-breaking at all during this period, challenging the concept that the Presidents played the most crucial role in reducing racial discrimination. An area of debate between historians comes from analysing the amount done by each president in this period; whether or not the president advanced black progress in belief that racism should be reduced, or for

US Involvement In The Goulart Coup D'Etat

3359 words - 14 pages lose popularity amongst the upper class and Washington. With backing from US government, both financially and possibly arms, Brazilian military commanders managed to depose Goulart, who then fled to take refuge in Uruguay. Although the CIA has declassified a few documents and recordings of the coup, it has not released a large amount of information. This makes it quite challenging to analyze the major role that Washington played. João

Transnational Corporations

1924 words - 8 pages collapse of the Mexican stock market in December 1994.This situation happened during the new launching of neoliberal model called NAFTA (Salomon Partnoy, 2002). At the same time, the indigenous Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas was challenging the corruption and lies on a total Mexican collapse through bailout orchestrated by President Bill Clinton to save the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The second crisis fall on Argentina on

Unit IV AP European History

8861 words - 36 pages restore order in France. Louis XIV took hold of the country and put himself at the head of government. The Estates General was never called together, and most of the feudal lords were enticed to live in Versailles, a city Louis ordered built strictly for the consolidation of government. Louis managed to control all aspects of government, from economics to foreign policy, as is the definition of an absolute monarchy. There were no large parliamentary

Related Papers

How Far Did The Rebellions Of 1549 Present A Serious Threat To The Government? Use The Sources And Your Own Knowledge To Explain Your Answer

1128 words - 5 pages the rebellion from London I believe by far was the most influencing factor in the threat level from the government in both rebellions. However, we must take into account other factors that contributed to the level of threat from the 1549 rebellions such as the size and popularity of the rebellions, the support from the different classes and the objectives and the strategy of the two rebellions to determine which one had the highest level of threat

Irish Whisky Essay

1449 words - 6 pages drinkable remedy. The Irish considered the distilling of whiskey to be their birthright. When Tudor kings gained English control in Ireland in the 1500s, they began having casks filled with barley-based whiskey shipped in for the Irish to distill. Other regulations came in 1661 with the introduction of the excise tan on whiskey. This led to the immediate cease of the production of poteen, which is the Irish version of moonshine. The result was a

Some Of The Main Socio Economic Events Of Middle Ages

2421 words - 10 pages King Richard "the Lion-Hearted”, the history of the Crusades makes dismal reading. The first Crusade was proclaimed in 1095 by Pope Urban II.Other Crusades follow in 1191,1202,1217 and 1270.Each Crusade began in high hope, in a genuine desire to rescue Jerusalem from the Turks, but most ended squalidly in raiding looting, and a tangle of power politics.Still,in the end, Western Europe gained much from these expeditions to the Near East. Christian

Habeas Corpus Essay

1779 words - 8 pages habeas corpus, the importance of this act and the evaluation from different perspectives such as the media and the U.S. Supreme Court. Habeas Corpus is a most extraordinary court order of the judges’ power over a human being. “The Habeas Corpus Act passed by Parliament in 1679 guaranteed this right in law, although its origins go back much further, probably to Anglo-Saxon times. It is Latin for "you may have the body” It is a writ which