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Wyatt's Rebellion - Causes
Fears of a English His relationship as a
Catholic Many disapproved her Nationalists devout Catholic and links
Restoration marriage to Phillip II of disliked to the Catholic church was
Spain for fears of a foreign met with hatred amongst
Spanish takeover influence many Englishmen
Many feared that Many feared that Phillip
Mary I would use England to
a Spanish king Phillip II
Queen of would result in help him in his
of Spain campaign in Europe.
England Spanish influence
in government
Fear of the
Phillip might of imposed a Habsburg family's
Spanish style of grip increasing if a
Harsh government which child was
punishments to weakens the rule of the produced from
Protestants gentry for more power of the marriage
the monarchy…read more

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Wyatt's Rebellion - Causes
An attempt to
England was a
restore the
divide country in
Decline in the terms of religion
ascendancy of
cloth trade Protestant :
Edward VI and
since 1551 Catholic
Jane Grey
Marriage treaty
between Mary and Parliament was used to Mary's plans of large-
Phillip on 12th January express hatred from the scale land return to the
1554 English gentry. Church was stopped by
Political Parliament prevented
Phillip's coronation
and Mary's plans to
disinherit Elizabeth
by statute…read more

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Wyatt's Rebellion -
16th November 1553 , A conspiracy formed by a group of gentry
Mary determined to marry
House of commons who aimed to marry Elizabeth off to
Phillip II of Spain rather
petitioned Queen Mary to Courtenay and put Elizabeth on the throne
than Edward Courtenay.
marry within the country. instead of Mary.
The plan was to take place on Palm Sunday,
Word got out and many of st
21 of January the Lord 18th March 1554. The French were to secure
the gentry leaders decided
Chancellor Gardiner the south-western ports against the Spanish
not to rebel (Sir James
managed to fool Courtenay whilst Wyatt would hold the south-east
Croft ­ Herefordshire, Duke
into telling him the plan. against imperialist intervention from the
of Suffolk in Leicester)
25th January, Carew was to be
Sir Peter Carew got little arrested but set sail for safety
support in Devon as most in Normandy. The rising in Wyatt set up his headquarters at Rochester
of the gentry remembered the west failed before Wyatt where he has 2,000 rebels.
the uprising of 1549. could assemble is army at
Rochester (Kent).…read more

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Wyatt's Rebellion -
A battle commenced near Wrotham.
After a fierce skirmish Sir Henry Isley's
Norfolk's men surrendered to the rebels
without fighting. Norfolk fled back to
31st January the
government repeats it's
men fled the field, leaving the sheriff with London. Wyatt now had the opportunity offer to Wyatt. Mary
60 prisoners. This was a setback for to fulfil his plan with his newly acquired time wastes as there is
Wyatt as well as receiving news that the some of the queens ships and a garrison no adequate royal army.
royalist Whitecoats of about 500 men of 3,000 men. With the Londoner's Mary offers a pardon to
under the control of the Duke of Norfolk backing him he was convinced that he all rebels who return
arrived at Gravesend. would have the support of the capital. home.
Lord Clinton's cavalry successfully 6th February Wyatt gives
attacked the main body of the rebel army up hope on the
at St James's Fields. When Wyatt southern entry to
Wyatt surrenders and his small force of
approached Ludgate the gate was closed. London. Instead he
300 put up little resistance.
At this point Wyatt knew that he was marches west along the
defeated. Royalist forces attacked Wyatt south bank of the river
as he retreated. to Kingston-on-Thames.…read more

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Wyatt's Rebellion - Results
Mary convinced
The government herself that she has
Elizabeth was
remains the support of the
imprisoned in the
nation and that a
Tower of London
return to Rome would
strengthen it
Gardiner believed A number of the
that the only safe conspirators were
course was to charged with levying
exterminate heresy Results was against the queen,
but only two were
brought to trial
480 rebels were
convicted, vast Lady Jane Grey, Lord
majority were Guildford Dudley,
pardoned after a Duke of Suffolk and
Less than 100 Wyatt were executed
term of
executions took
place…read more


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