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22 January 1554 – The conspirators of Wyatt’s Rebellion meet

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

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 regnant crystallized fears about how Philip might use his powers within England; the possibility that England might become another Habsburg milch cow was very real; and there was a real risk of a succession struggle on Mary's death" and even members of Mary I's privy council were concerned about the Spanish match and were putting forward Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon, as a match.


Also, on this day in history in 1552, the execution of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset - click here to read more.

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