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    The Pilgrimage of Grace which occurred from October 1536 to February 1537 was a march hosted by protesters opposed to a series of measures set in place by Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII’s Lord High Chancellor, shortly after the Act of Supremacy was in place. The Act of Supremacy declared that King Henry VIII was supreme ruler over the Church of England These measures included new taxes, the disbanding of monasteries, land owned by the Catholic church was seized, and the amount of power King Henry possessed, expanded. Consequently, these new implementations outraged Catholics who were already fighting to stop the spread of Protestantism because of the Act of Supremacy. The participants in the Pilgrimage of Grace were determined to purify the…

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    In 1536, the Lincolnshire Rising occurred, which happened due to fear over taxation. There had been various rumours about axes being imposed over rituals such as christenings, marriages, and burials, but also animals such as geese and horned cattle. In the same year, the Pilgrimage of Grace, though primarily about religion, had expressed concern about tax on livestock. This shows the concern the common people were showing about their own livelihood, yet saw rebellion as perhaps the only way to…

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    as the Pilgrimage of Grace, occurred between October 1536 and February 1537. Both participants and people that opposed the movement showed concerns and goals toward the Pilgrimage of Grace. Class position, majority response, and monarchical action affected the movement. The Pilgrimage of Grace caused a significant separation between commoners and King Henry VIII. Because the Protestant Reformation was just beginning, many people were unhappy with the abrupt change in the country’s religion. When…

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    When someone get back from vacation, they tend to say that something changed about them. It could be a new (relaxed) attitude, a new philosophy or any other concepts that they picked up and then abandon after a few weeks. However, the word pilgrimage is associated with a tradition where people for centuries travel to places that have existed for centuries. People visit a significant location for any type of reason and at that place, something inside them just changes.Typically, pilgrimages are…

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    For my personal pilgrimage, I would want to travel to Angel Island, where my great-great grandfather had to pass through in order to immigrate to America. As a result, it holds deep significance to my family and me, as well as a large amount of Asian-Americans living in the Bay Area. Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay just east of Tiburon. There are hiking trails around its mountain, Mount Caroline Livermore, as well as beaches and a variety of natural plants. In order to reach…

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    Abrahamic Pilgrimage Essay

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    A pilgrimage is the spiritual journey made to a sacred place in order to show religious devotion and is an aspect of every major religion. In the three Abrahamic faiths, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, pilgrimage possesses a similar interpretation that is distinct from other religions. While similar in pilgrimage sites, the three religions vary in their pilgrimage purpose and practices. The five pillars of Islam are five essential acts that every able Muslim must perform; the fifth is the…

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    Pre-Reliquary Baptism

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    Religion and pilgrimage to holy sites was developed into an integral part of the society during the 12th century. The Christian believed in the resurrection of Christ and the afterlife that depended on the actions of an individual over the course of their lifetime. In order to gain salvation Christians at the time made pilgrimages to holy sites in order to please their God and attain salvation from hell and find a place in the abode of God; the heavens. As the favored place of pilgrimage was…

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    Pardon His Hypocrisy: The Pardoner and the Nature of Evil The Pardoner is certainly a character who requires extensive interpretation in order to understand his actions and justify his tale. He serves as a complete antithesis to what the holy road of the pilgrimage symbolizes, selling fake religious relics for personal profit while still preaching “Radix malorum est Cupiditas” (Pardoner’s Prologue 334). Blatant hypocrisy combined with despicable character makes the Pardoner seem like the lowest…

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    At one point in history most parts of Spain were controlled by Muslims, so when pilgrims decide to take on the journey to Santiago they consider it as the” Holy Land”. Santiago de Compostela cathedral began its construction in 1075 but wasn’t officially consecrated until 1211. Today one of the most visited points of all western Europe is Santiago, Spain for many reasons. From St. James the Greater, to the richness of the architecture of the cathedral, to the significance of the journey…

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    In my papers for “The Longing” and “The Call” I talked a lot about how this pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome was desire for me to be able to have emotional healing, build a foundation with God, and have be able to be at peace with myself. To prepare for such a journey, there is a lot one needs to do; such as packing and planning. But when one goes on a pilgrimage, there is a whole new preparation that needs to take place. You need to prepare your soul for the experience. People go on pilgrimages…

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