The Children of Henry VIII - Chapter 11, Heretics and Traitors Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, Heretics and Traitors Summary and Analysis

On November 26, 1553, a group of men led by Thomas Wyatt meet to discuss rebellion. They want to prevent a Spanish marriage for the queen, but do not want to depose Mary and place Elizabeth and Courtenay on the throne as is the popular opinion. By the end of Novemeber the marriage treaty is made, which does not give Philip any real power over the kingdom.

Mary decides not to pardon Jane Grey until she and Philip have married and given the kingdom a Catholic heir. However, with the Protestant rebellion brewing, Mary cannot risk allowing Jane the daily walks and other freedoms she has enjoyed as a prisoner of the Tower. Wyatt, Suffolk, Sir Peter Carew, and Edward Courtenay are to be the ringleaders. The four armies will march on London and rescue Mary from...

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