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11 April 1554 – Execution of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

| April 11, 2012

On this day in history, 11th April 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger, son of the poet and diplomat Sir Thomas Wyatt, was executed for his part in the recent rebellion which we now know as “Wyatt’s Rebellion”. You can read more about Wyatt and the rebellion in the following articles:- Sir Thomas Wyatt the […]

Wyatt’s Rebellion 1554

| January 22, 2012

On 22nd January 1554, Thomas Wyatt the Younger met with fellow conspirators at his home of Allington Castle in Kent to make final plans for their uprising against Mary I and her decision to marry Philip of Spain. As Ian W Archer explains in his article about Thomas Wyatt, “The anomalous position of a king […]

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

| September 17, 2010

You can find out more about Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger in the following articles:- RIP Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

| September 17, 2010

You can find out more about Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger in the following articles:- RIP Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

| April 12, 2010

“For I assure you neither they nor any other now in yonder hold or durance was privy of my rising or commotion before I began” These are the words that Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger spoke just before the execution. Even when faced with death, he would not implicate Elizabeth, instead he used his scaffold […]

RIP Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

| 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 […]

The Imprisonment of Elizabeth

| March 18, 2010

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, the twenty year old Elizabeth was taken to the Tower of London, the place where her mother had been imprisoned and where her mother and one of her stepmothers had been executed. We can only imagine the sheer terror she felt when Mary I’s council […]

Elizabeth and Mary Part 3

| October 27, 2009

This is part three of my series on Elizabeth I and Mary I and the relationship they had as half-sisters. Please read Part1 and Part 2 to find out about their relationship in childhood and in the early years of Mary I’s reign. Today, I will examine their volatile relationship and how it deteriorated even […]