Posted By claire on April 11, 2010
On this day in history, 11th April 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed after being found guilty of treason. Wyatt, son of Sir Thomas Wyatt the poet, led an uprising known as “Wyatt’s Rebellion” against Queen Mary I. The rising was in opposition to Mary’s plans to marry the Spanish King, Philip II of Spain, but it failed when Wyatt’s supporters deserted him.
I will write more on Wyatt’s Rebellion tomorrow but here is an interesting video on Wyatt and his rebellion:-
It was Wyatt’s Rebellion which led to Elizabeth being imprisoned in the Tower but Wyatt refused to implicate her and went to his death proclaiming her innocence. A brave man.