The Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536: Facts & Overview


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Treason, or challenging the king, had the following penalty in sixteenth century England:

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1. Henry's attempt to annul his marriage to this woman led to religious and political upheaval:

2. The nobility of the North of England particularly hated this adviser of Henry VIII:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most people have heard the story of how Henry VIII split with the Catholic Church over its refusal to grant him a divorce. But fewer are aware of some of the reactions of those in England who were less than thrilled with his decision to start a whole new church, with him at the head. One of these reactions was called the Pilgrimage of Grace, and you can learn about it with this quiz and worksheet. Some things you'll be tested on include important figures in the Pilgrimage and how Henry VIII responded to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The penalty for treason in 16th Century England
  • Whom Henry sought to divorce
  • Notable advisers to Henry
  • Where Robert Aske was from
  • Henry's response to the Pilgrimage

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the lesson's main points on the events, background and importance of the Pilgrimage of Grace
  • Reading comprehension - use the quiz questions to test your understanding of the reasons for the Pilgrimage and the response to it
  • Knowledge application - use the understanding that you gained from the lesson to identify some key figures and facts related to the Pilgrimage of Grace

Additional Learning

Go over some more information on the Pilgrimage of Grace with the attached lesson called The Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536: Facts & Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Henry VIII and the Church of England
  • The Pilgrimage of Grace
  • Henry VIII's response to the rebellion
  • Aftermath