Editors. "Burnings of Protestants provokes disillusionment with Mary's reign". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14950, accessed 24 April 2014.]
As more and more Protestant 'martyrs' are burnt at the stake at Smithfield in London, many people become disillusioned with the rule of Mary I and her hardline attittude towards those of the reformed religion that had been the national orthodoxy only a few years earlier.