19 Facts About Wyatt's Rebellion


Wyatt's Rebellion was a limited and unsuccessful uprising in England in early 1554 led by four men, one of whom was Sir Thomas Wyatt.

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Wyatt's Rebellion was the imprisoned son of the Marquis of Exeter and the grandchild and last living descendant of a Plantagenet.

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Wyatt's Rebellion was so against the idea that he set out to beat FitzWilliams .

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Wyatt's Rebellion was able to gain enough support to take over Exeter Castle, but Carew lacked sufficient influence in Devon to fulfil his part in the rebellion, at least in part due to his role in suppressing the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549.

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Wyatt's Rebellion stayed there for two days and a night in the cold of winter and without food.

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Wyatt's Rebellion's brother was found buried under some bundles of hay.

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Wyatt's Rebellion shared Wyatt's “insolent and proud answere“ and addressed the issue of her marriage to Phillip saying that she was already married to the people of England and that nothing was “more acceptable to my hart, nor more aunswerable to my wyl, then youre aduauncement in wealthe and welfare”.

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The bridge there was broken, but Wyatt's Rebellion men repaired it and they crossed over and continued on for London.

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Wyatt's Rebellion lost the element of surprise and many of his men lost hope of success and deserted him.

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Along the way, many of Wyatt's Rebellion force became worried about their success and abandoned the quest, and when the remaining force arrived at Ludgate, they found it defended.

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Wyatt's Rebellion named Sir William St Loe, Elizabeth's servant, as the one who initiated the rebellion, an indirect implication of Elizabeth.

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Wyatt's Rebellion offered to provide “great discoveries” if his life were spared, claiming that Courtenay was the originator of the rebellion and that it was planned for Courtenay's benefit.

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Wyatt's Rebellion was sent back to the Tower, his arrogance gone, and was beheaded six days later.

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Wyatt's Rebellion specifically wanted “immediate and summary” judgement for both Courtenay and Elizabeth, pointing out that Mary now had an opportunity to fulfil her duty to the church and shouldn't neglect that.

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Wyatt's Rebellion was pale and dressed in white, with a proud, haughty expression.

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Wyatt's Rebellion said he was sorry to see the day in which he should be brought as a witness against her, and that he had been ”marvellously tossed” when being examined about her.

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Wyatt's Rebellion further denied any attempt to involve Elizabeth in the rebellion, on the pain of death.

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Wyatt's Rebellion's trial is notable because he was the only insurgent to be acquitted.

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Wyatt's Rebellion was strongly opposed to the Catholic religion and gained the reputation of being a “hot gospeller.

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