Wyatt is tried and executed

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Historical Context Note

Sir Thomas Wyatt, who had been involved in the attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the English throne, had provoked a rebellion to try to prevent Queen Mary's marriage to Philip II of Spain. His rebel force marched from Kent to London, but was definitively defeated on 9th February He now undergoes a trial, and is executed on 11th April.

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Editors. "Wyatt is tried and executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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