The Northern Rebellion

  • Feb 26, 1556

    Parliament raises the succession question

    Parliament tried to discuss succession but |Elizabeth refused to discuss the matter, the arrival of Mar yreopened the issue
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizabeth deals with catholisims

    Elizabeths greatest threat initally was catholicism, however by the 1560's this was no longer the case. although some clergy still followed catholic practices it was mostly only carried out in private homes. appeared to be declining but was still strong in the north
  • Jan 1, 1562

    Catholics banned from Anglican services

    the pope didn't prevent Catholics from attending anglica services until 1562 as he wanted to keep channels open with England.
  • Jan 1, 1567

    northern earls convert to catholicism

    the northern earls devised a plan to marry Mary queen of scots to the Duke of Norfolk so Elizabeth would name her as heir. they would push Cecil out of power, they believed Cecil was pushing England closer to war. a catholic marriage would make a catholic succession more likey
  • May 1, 1567

    Calvinists defeated

    Calvinist rebels were defeated in the Netherlands by the Spanish, however this put Spain in a stronger position to attack England
  • May 1, 1568

    Mary Queen of Scots flees to England

    could provide the focus of a catholic rising, she was in the eyes of many catholics the rightful ruler of England. As Elizabeth was unlikley to produce an heir Mary seemed to be the likley successor
  • Dec 1, 1568

    Spain/England friendship ends

    Elizabeth siezes Spanish bullion preventing there army from being paid, this drove ruined th coutnrys friendship that had lasted from 1558
  • Sep 6, 1569

    Leicster confeses

    Lecitser confesses his involvement in the mary/duke of Norfolk marriage,
  • Oct 1, 1569

    Norfolk avoids rebellion

    Norfolk sends a message to Ealr of Westmoorland urging him not to rebel as his own county wouldn't rise. Norfolk returned to London to throw himself on the Queens mercy
  • Nov 14, 1569

    Cathederal was siezed

    the rebels threw out the protestant communion table and catholic mass was heard. the rebels then marched to Bramham moor with the intention ofreleasing Mary queen of scots where she was being held there.
  • Nov 24, 1569

    rebels turn back north

    the rebels retreated north fearing rumours of the size of the royal force being sent to meet them. they abandonded there attempt to free Mary
  • Dec 16, 1569

    Rebels disband

    the rebels proceeded to attack Barnard castle and Hartlepool, but as no foreign help arrived at Hartlepool port the rebels disbanded when the reached the river Tees.
  • Jan 1, 1570

    Rebellion under Lord Dacre

    Lord Dacre raised 3000 troops before he was defeated in battle at Carlisle. After the rebellion may rebels fled to Scotland
  • Jan 1, 1571

    Ridolfi plot

    rebellion plot uncovered
  • Jan 1, 1572

    Northumberland executed

    orthumberland was handed back by the Scots after having fled there. he was executed along with 450 of the rebels, this was however less than the 700 Elizabeth condemned to death
  • Parry plot

    rebellion plot uncovered
  • Babington plot

    rebellion plot uncovered