Mary I: Wyatt Rebellion Flashcards

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Causes of the Wyatt Rebellion

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Main cause was the Spanish marriage and the potential complications it could have caused

However, also included:

  • Religious motives, many rebels came from a Protestant stronghold (Maidstone)
  • Xenophobia (Dislike of the Spanish)
  • Decline in Cloth industry prompted poorer rebels into displaying social and economic grievances
  • Gentry who lost office
  • Wanted Mary out of power, however Lady Jane Grey’s father got involved and many thought it was to reinstate Jane Grey - people would have preferred Elizabeth
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Overview

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There were many minor rebellions at this time, all limited in support and significance

The biggest was Wyatt’s rebellion in Kent, 3,000 men raised

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Significance of the Rebellion

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  • Showed that the protestant minority couldnt be ignored
  • Demonstrated popular suspicion to the Spanish marriage
  • Resulted in the execution of Jane Grey due to her fathers involvement
  • Imprisonment of Elizabeth, no councillor wanted to implicate her due to the likelihood of her becoming Queen
  • Duke of Norfolk’s forced were not close & Wyatt managed to maintain support throughout the rebellion
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Norwich during the rebellion

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Norwich had been rebellious in 1549 (Ketts rebellion) and had been destroyed - they stated they felt that they would be:

‘Stuck in the sewers while the Spanish lived in their homes, being their slaves’

Norwich didn’t rebel during this period - indicates effectiveness of putting down Kett’s rebellion

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