The Davenant Press

The Wyatt Rebellion


By David Loades.

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ISBN 978 1 85944 114 5. First published 2000; Reprint 2015. The Wyatt Rebellion was the most serious challenge to Mary I in her five-year reign. The author discusses the motivation of the rebels and their expectations of success. It explains why Wyatt was able to lead 3,000 men to London and why he was thwarted. He was attacked by the Earl of Pembroke’s forces and forced to surrender. Ostensible the whole movement was against Mary’s Spanish marriage and placing Elizabeth on the throne. Investigations were concerned with implicating Elizabeth but there was no evidence. Nevertheless she was imprisoned in the Tower and Wyatt was executed.