Thank you to Georgia for asking this question: "I am unable to find any primary accounts of Wyatt's Rebellion of 1554 - there are only secondary takes on the causes of the rebellion. I was just wondering if you had any links to a primary source that would be of assistance".
I (Claire Ridgway) will answer this question as I have a list of primary source from when I researched the rebellion in the past.
- "The Historie of Wyate's Rebellion with the Order and Maner of Resisting the same" by John Proctor in Tudor Tracts 1532-1588 - https://archive.org/details/tudortracts1532100pollrich, p.198 onwards.
- There are lots of mentions of Wyatt and the Rebellion in the documents for January and February 1554 in the Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 12, 1554 - see http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/spain/vol12
- The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563 - See the January to June page at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/camden-record-soc/vol42/pp50-66
- The chronicle of Queen Jane, and of two years of Queen Mary, and especially of the rebellion of Sir Thomas Wyat - this was edited in the 1800s but is a primary source from the Tudor period. See https://archive.org/details/chronicleofqueen00nichuoft, specifically p. 36 onwards.
- John Foxe - although his work is rather biased towards Protestantism - See https://books.google.es/books?id=plILAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false, pages 161-3. You can also read this at http://www.exclassics.com/foxe/foxe246.htm
- If you subscribe to British History Online then you'll be able to use the Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth, 1547-80 - see http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/edw-eliz/1547-80/pp56-58 for the part that covers January 1554.
- If you can read French then there are the dispatches of the French ambassador Antoine de Noailles:
Ambassades de Messieurs de Noailles en Angleterre. The third volume covers this period - see https://archive.org/details/ambassadesdemess03vert, and in particular p. 43-70.
There are quite a few articles here on the Tudor Society website about Wyatt's Rebellion - click here to see a list of them.
Claire Ridgway is the creator of The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society, and the author of seven history books including On This Day in Tudor History, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Anne Boleyn Collection II. Claire is the co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat.
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