The State and Villagers of Rural Holderness

SPEAKER: Carol Osgerby

Monday, September 12 at 11.15am,
Wrecking Ball Arts Centre,

Henry VIII’s rift with Rome had serious repercussions locally as suspicions began to arise about his long-term intentions: closure of monasteries, sale of their lands to prominent families, fears that closure might extend to parish churches, too, and fears of changes to religious practices.

Concerns led to widespread unrest as the Pilgrimage of Grace recruited 9,000 armed East Yorkshire men to lay siege to Hull and York, and in the aftermath the Duke of Norfolk was sent to deal with the dissidents.

My talk will explore the small Holderness villages of Hollym, Holmpton and Welwick, how a female domestic servant threatened the lives of King Henry VIII and the Duke of Norfolk, and led to her execution, along with religious dissenters
and military campaigners.

Booking Details

No booking required


Stairs only access to first floor.l

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day:JOHN NETHERWOOD

Organised by

John Netherwood