About Captain Cobbler

“Captain Cobbler” was a successful shoemaker in Louth, Lincolnshire, England who, for reasons which will be explored on this website in due course decided on a course of action in October 1536 which led to an uprising in the County of Lincolnshire against the tyranies of King Henry Vlll who had been closing down Religious Houses (monasteries, convents and abbeys) during the year, including many in Lincolnshire. Although the uprising was short-lived, it led on to the larger Pilgrimage of Grace over the whole of Northern England.

We would like to let Captain Cobbler tell the story in his own way, so he will be posting journal entries from time to time to tell you what it was like living in that fateful year. He wouldn’t know what a Blog is – indeed, we’re pretty sure he wouldn’t actually LIKE the word “blog”, but we are fairly sure his story will be interesting to anyone fascinated by the Tudor period….


About Keith Melton - Green Lib Dem

Retired English liberal environmentalist living in Nottinghamshire; spent six years in Brazil. Author of Historical Novel - Captain Cobbler: the Lincolnshire Uprising 1536. Active member of the Green Liberal Democrats - (pressure group in Liberal Democrats) - was Founding Chair of GLD in 1988
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4 Responses to About Captain Cobbler

  1. Pingback: Introducing Captain Cobbler | expat in Brazil

  2. Katherin says:

    It seems potentially a really good story. I can not wait for it to come out

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