Mary I releases Elizabeth from the Tower of London

On this day in Tudor history, 19th May 1554, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth I) was released from the Tower of London after two months of imprisonment.

Elizabeth had been implicated in the recent Wyatt’s Rebellion, but there was no evidence to use against her so she was released on the anniversary of her mother Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution. Elizabeth may have kept her head and was being released from the Tower, but she wasn’t free, she was put under house arrest.

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