Those in the North who rose, peacefully or violently, against the imposition of the Tudors’ new religion did so not least on the grounds that the members of that House, at any rate in their male line of descent, was no more Royal than hundreds of other people. The Catholic sentiment was also Plantagenet, which, following the dying out of the House of Lancaster, could only have meant Yorkist. Recusancy, that remnant English Catholicism always far stronger in the North than in the South, was a key subculture put out of sorts by the further change of dynasty, in 1688.
The others were the High Churchmen (who subsequently became variously Methodists and Anglo-Catholics, as well as always including Scottish Episcopalians), the Quakers, and many Congregationalists and Baptists. Catholicism, Anglo-Catholicism, several stripes of Nonconformity: all vastly more Northern than Southern phenomena. Through Richard III’s niece, Elizabeth of York, the Stuarts were of Plantagenet lineage; it is also through her that the present Queen is descended from Muhammad, but that is another story.
As well as forming much of the intellectual and cultural background to the creation of the American Republic (and to the opposition to slavery within the Southern Colonies and States), that sense produced the campaign against the slave trade, the Tory and Radical extensions of the franchise, the Tory and Radical uses of government action against social evils, the emergence of the Labour Movement, and the opposition to the Boer and First World Wars.
His remains must come home to the Catholic Church. And they must come home to the North, which the present Whig Government re-estranges more by the day from the Tudor Empire. A Requiem Mass of the Use of York. And interment in York Minster, on the site of the birthplace of Christendom in 306. But of that, another time.