Edward Courtenay is sent to the Tower for complicity in Wyatt's rebellion

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Historical Context Note


Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon, had been a potential suitor to the hand of Queen Mary I, and thus joined Thomas Wyatt in rising against Mary's planned marriage to Philip II of Spain. He is now sent to the Tower of London for his complicity in this rebellion.
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Editors. "Edward Courtenay is sent to the Tower for complicity in Wyatt's rebellion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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