Although Elizabeth was next in line in the succession

Although Elizabeth was next in line in the succession -...

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Unformatted text preview: 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 decided to send doctors to see if Elizabeth was truly too sick to come....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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