465 Years Later: How Should Thomas Wyatt the Younger be Remembered?

It was on this day (11 April) in 1554, that Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed at Tower Hill, London, for his part in one of the most threatening revolts of the Tudor period. How should we remember Wyatt? As a traitor to the realm? A well-meaning rebel? Or something else?

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger
Simon Renard, Sieur of Bermont
Mary I, Queen of England
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger’s attack on London

Interested in History. Specifically, Tudor History and the Middle Ages in England.

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