This conflict came to be known as Cade’s Rebellion and it was one of the most important uprisings to take place in England since the Peasants Revolt some sixty-nine years earlier. Cade’s attempted to come to some sort of agreement along the diplomatic route when he presented, prior to the uprising, Fifteen Articles of Complaint, of which author Michael Miller writes.
The taking of London, was a success for Cade, his forces had stormed the Tower of London, but had failed to take control of it. By the first week of July a number of important kings men were executed and by 5th the rebels left the city threatening to return the following day. Later pardons were offered and Cade and his men began their return journey home.
Henry and his court learnt nothing from Cade's rebellion, and Miller rather amusingly writes:
‘King Henry VI and his Court, for want of anything constructive to do, went on Royal Progresses through the Midlands’