Photograph: King’s Lynn Guildhall, Norfolk, England

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Photograph by Francis Barker 2020

Photograph: King’s Lynn Guildhall, Norfolk, England

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Historic associations with King’s Lynn. Photography by Francis Barker 2020

Photographs: The Lincolnshire Rising of 1536

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This plaque is outside St. James’ church in Louth, Lincolnshire.

The Lincolnshire Rising of the autumn of 1536 was a popular uprising in protest to King Henry VIII’s and Thomas Cromwell’s decision to dissolve the monasteries. It was the spark which led to the more widespread uprising, called the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536-7.

copyright Francis Barker 2020