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Although Elizabeth was next in line in the succession

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Although Elizabeth was next in line in the succession, Mary placed two other relatives  above Elizabeth in her court, citing Elizabeth's illegitimate birth as her reason. Of  course, this greatly insulted the princess. Although she remained fairly loyal despite her  anger, many people in England encouraged her to conspire against her increasingly  unpopular sister. In 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger's Rebellion rose and failed.  Enraged, Mary threw the traitors in the Tower of London and quickly asked Elizabeth to  come to London from one of the royal country homes where she was staying. Elizabeth  pretended to be sick and asked for doctors to come see her, thus wisely avoiding the  London scene, where heads were soon rolling. Calling Elizabeth's bluff, Mary then  decided to send doctors to see if Elizabeth was truly too sick to come. The doctors  brought Elizabeth to London. On the way, she made sure to let everyone on the streets 
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