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Evidence for the Pilgrimage of Grace

A Dominican friar, John Pickering, wrote a poem to encourage support for the Pilgrimage of Grace. Watch Dr Marianne Wilson to find out more.

In this video, Dr Marianne Wilson explains the background to the poem, ‘An Exhortation to the Nobles and Commons of the North’, which was written by a Dominican friar, John Pickering, specifically to motivate people to join the rebellion.

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  • Why was John Pickering an appropriate choice by the rebels to write propaganda supporting the Pilgrimage of Grace?
  • How did John Pickering encourage people to support the rebellion?

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