October 15th

On 15th October 1536, Hull besieged by troops of local men, from of Holderness, Cottingham, Beverley and Hullshire supporting the Pilgrimage of Grace.  William Stapleton reported he had trouble restraining the Beverley men under his command from setting fire to shipping in Hull haven. He sentenced 2 ‘unmanageable’ followers to death, but reprieved both after inflicting one with the punishment of being towed behind a boat by a rope attached to his waist.

Pilgr Grace

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