In 1536 the North of England rebelled against Henry VIII. Many
people from Hull were involved in the rebellion, called the
‘Pilgrimage of Grace’.
By 1537 the rebellion in Hull was over and Henry VIII sent an
official pardon to Hull, forgiving the city. But Henry also
attached a list of names to the pardon: names of the people who he
would not forgive!
This document, and our other Tudor documents,
will be available to view at Hull History Centre free of charge
from January 2010. Our documents are given reference codes so
that we can find them when you ask to see them. This document, the
1537 pardon has the code C BCH/6.
You can find out more about Tudor times, and
the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion at these websites and in the
Hull and East Riding Museum.