The leaders of the Pilgrimage undertook an impossible task when they promised at Doncaster to keep the north quiet until Norfolk’s return. Norfolk’s return was delayed, and Henry was prepared to exact from the north a state of immaculate order to which few counties in England ever attained, even in times of peace. The rising of John Hallam and Sir Francis Bigod gave Henry a good excuse, but before that excuse was offered he had already found others. While Hallam was being persuaded to trust the King, Bigod was becoming more and more convinced that it would be folly to do so. Hallam’s neighbours and the city guard both ran out to help their respective champions. Hallam returned to Watton on Monday 15 January. That day he was visited by three Beverley men, Richard Wilson, Roger Kitchen, and John Francis a baker.