How Far Do the Sources Suggest That There Was Considerable Resistance to the Amicable Grant in 1525?

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How far do the sources suggest that there was considerable resistance to the Amicable Grant in 1525?
Explain your answer, using the evidence shown in Sources 1,2 and 3.
I believe that sources 1 and 3 both do strongly support the statement that there was considerable resistance to the Amicable Grant in 1525. Whereas, source 2 both supports and does not support the statement. All of the sources do suggest that there was unrest towards the grant and that the duke was very worried about the consequences that may occur.
Firstly, source one agrees with the statement that there was considerable resistance to the Amicable Grant in 1525 because firstly, in source one it suggests ‘show the dissatisfaction prevailing’ which shows us the
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However, in source three he says that there was a threat to the King in the quote ‘the quarrel shall be only against him’ however, Henry also attempts to blame Wolsey and use him as a scapegoat this could be classed as making the source unreliable because he is trying to transfer the blame for the threat onto Wolsey rather than himself, he is attempting to make himself look good. The provenance in source three also adds weight to the argument because it tells us that Henry VIII wrote it to his commisioners which shows us that it was written by the King of England about the grant, however it only adds little weight to the argument because the provenance is of no great length or detail.
However, source two does not support sources one and three with the statement that there was considerable resistance to the Amicable Grant in 1525 because it says in source three that ‘Through all Suffolk, except Ipswich, the people now conform to the King’s request’ this shows us that they have all began to accept the grant and only people in Ipswich are resisting the Grant so they have gained considerable support from everyone in Suffolk, whereas in source one it says ‘dissatisfaction prevailing’ and in source three it says ‘people arose up in arms’ which both show us that there was resistance against the Grant and a lot of people were not happy with it which goes against what was

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