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Norton, Thomas (1532-1584)
To the Quenes Maiesties poore deceiued Subiectes of the North Countrey, drawen into rebellion by the Earles of Northumberland and Westmerland. Written by Thomas Norton. And newly perused and encreased. Seen and allowed according to the Queenes iniunctions
London:, 1569. ONE OF FOUR EDITIONS all printed by Bynneman in 1569 of Thomas Norton’s tract against the Catholic rebels of the Northern Rebellion of 1569.. Octavo:. Bound in 20th c. red morocco, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins. A nice copy, a few side-notes shaved, title dusty. The aim of the uprising, led by the Earls of Westmorland and Northumberland, was to depose Elizabeth I and crown Mary, Queen of Scots as queen. The rebels and their supporters were by and large English Catholics, frustrated and angry over the suppression of their religion by the Protestant regime. The rebels found justification for their treason in the belief and assertion that Elizabeth was a bastard (Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn being largely considered by Catholics to have been illegitimate) and therefore had no claim to the throne. Marching under the banner of the Five Wounds of Christ, Westmorland, Northumberland, and their army occupied Durham and held a Catholic mass (forbidden under Elizabeth’s injunctions) in Durham cathedral before moving south in attempt to seize York while Elizabeth struggled to raise a force to oppose them. In December, the Earl of Sussex, loyal to the queen, marched from York defeated the rebel army with a force several times its size. The members of the routed army, including the two earls, fled to Scotland. After their retreat, Leonard Dacre, an early sympathizer of Mary, seized and fortified two castles and raised 3,000 Cumbrian troops. Dacre and his men resisted Elizabeth’s army during the siege of Naworth Castle but the Queen’s forces later defe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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