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Wyatt was encouraged and pressed on to London. For two days, the fate of the Spanish marriage hung in the balance. Londoners were undecided; Mary decided to sway the balance.
She went to Guildhall and made a rousing speech exhorting the Londoners to support her. She did so against the advice of her council for they feared for her safety.
They needn't have worried. When Wyatt reached London, he found the bridge closed to him. Mary had refused to let the Tower guns be turned on the traitors. She feared the innocent citizens of Southwark would be harmed if they were fired. The rebels eventually surrendered but Mary had learned a valuable lesson - she discovered the depth of her subjects' hatred of the Spanish marriage. But it did not cause her to change her plans.
She was bewildered and angry but also hurt. She had shown mercy and forgiveness and was rewarded by rebellion. She was now particularly susceptible to Renard's advice. Renard immediately questioned Mary's safety as well as Felipe 's - would the prince be safe when rebellions were occurring throughout the nation? The Queen was exhorted to ensure his safety.
She must do this by punishing the rebels so none would dare rebel again. Renard's advice was supported by Mary's council. Inevitably, all her advisors urged Mary to execute Jane Grey. Wyatt had been supported by the vanished Henry Grey. When he had disappeared from Sheen, he had gone to raise an army against the Spanish marriage. But he gained little support. Grey owed his life to Mary's kindness and he responded by seeking to overthrow her.
His intent was to lead men of the midland shires and join Wyatt near London. His actual course fell far short of this goal - he fled from one county to another until he reached his manor of Astley. He apparently hid in a tree trunk or under some hay; accounts vary. He was promptly arrested by the Earl of Huntingdon. Later, rumors spread that he had proclaimed Jane Queen during his ride through the midlands.
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This was untrue but it didn't matter. Jane had once been Queen and, as Mary's advisors put it, she would be the figurehead of any Protestant plot. Once again, she was morally innocent but she was still dangerous.
She had to die. To this, Renard added that Felipe could not arrive until the Protestant threat had been destroyed. All the opposition to her marriage had simply made the obstinate Mary more determined to marry Felipe. So the suspended sentence on Jane was revoked and she was condemned to die immediately.
The date of the execution was set for Friday 9 Feb Mary, who so hated executing her cousin, tried one last time to save her soul. He was given a few days to sway Jane to the Catholic faith. Janelong deprived of intellectual company and theological debate, was polite. But she rebutted each of Feckenham 's arguments with her own. Perhaps she relished this last chance to elucidate her precious faith. After hours of argument, she remained Protestant. But she had also come to like Feckenham very much.
So she accepted his offer to accompany her to the scaffold and she promised to 'pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit; for he hath given you his great gift of utterance, if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart'. John Feckenham 's work had delayed the executions until Monday 12 Feb. It was the end of Lady Jane Grey and her husband. He eventually set sail for England on Jul 12, arriving at the Isle of Wight a week later, on Jul 20, On Jul 23, he arrived at Winchester where he would meet his bride for the first time.
It is not known exactly what language they used to converse quite possibly Latinbut Felipe and Mary talked into the evening and by all appearances seemed to be getting along well.
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Mary liked Felipe from the start, and he treated her kindly, although he probably found her unattractive. The men who had accompanied him to England later described Mary as old, badly dressed, and almost toothless.
The marriage took place two days after their meeting, on 25 Jul the day of St. James- patron saint of Spain.
After the wedding, they were proclaimed: After dancing and dinner, the couple was put to bed in accordance with the ancient blessing ritual. In Sep, one of the Queen's physicians announced that she was pregnant.
In fact, she did seem to show many of the signs including nausea and an enlarging belly. Meanwhile, Mary began to act on her intention to restoring the Catholic faith in England. The nobles were allowed to keep the lands gained in the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIIIbut the Queen encouraged returning former Church property mainly furniture and plate and set an example by doing so herself.
The medieval heresy laws were restored by Parliament, which meant that heretics could be killed and their property and holdings given over to the Crown. At no time since the days of the Wars of the Roses had England been in such a nervous and unsettled state. The government was weak, divided and unpopular. The uncertain outcome of the Queen's impending childbed, bringing with it the dread of another minority, dominated this time by a Spanish regency, hung like a fog blotting out the future.
To make matters gloomier still, the religious persecution which has left such an indelible stain on the memory of Mary's reign had now begun. In all some three hundred people, including sixty women, suffered this peculiarly horrific form of death.
It was not, however, by contemporary standards, an especially vicious campaign by contemporary Continental standards it was mildand it has to be remembered that in the eyes of the government Protestantism had, with justification, be-come synonymous with sedition, treason and open rebellion.
In Janthe arrests began. John HooperJohn Rogers and John Cardmaster were arrested after they refused to cease their heretical activities and put on trial. All three were condemned to be burnt at the stake, with Rogers the first to die. Instead of deterring the Protestants, the burnings mainly served to increase their hatred of the Queen. It was because of these burnings that the Queen gained the epitaph "Bloody Mary". As Mary's pregnancy progressed, Felipe began to make plans for the succession if the Queen were to die in childbirth, a relatively common occurrence in Tudor England.
Mary would most likely want to exclude Elizabeth from the throne, which meant that the crown would then fall to Mary Queen of Scotswho was about to marry the son of the King of France and was unacceptable for Spanish interests. Philibert, Duke of Savoy. Mary had refused to allow Felipe and Elizabeth to meet, but in Apr when the Court moved to Hampton Court Palace Elizabeth was brought there as well she had still been at Woodstock until then.
She had few visitors and had not been granted an audience with the Queen, since she was still in disgrace. However, one evening the Queen sent over a rich dress to Elizabeth with the message that she was to wear it that evening.
She met the King and was later brought into see the Queen. Foxe records that Felipe was hiding behind a tapestry during the interview. At the end, Mary agreed to welcome Elizabeth at court. Mary had retreated into privacy awaiting the birth of her child, as was customary. She waited for the labor pains to begin, but her due date came and went without the birth of a child. The doctors predicted the child would come on 6 Jun, then 24 Jun, and then finally 3 Jul It is thought that Mary did in fact suffer what is called a 'phantom pregnancy' arising from her great wish to have a child.
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She may have actually been pregnant at some point, but miscarried, or the child died and was not properly expelled. Whatever the case, it became quite clear that the Queen was not going to give birth, since it was now nearly a year after she was first reported to be with child.
After a while, Mary began to receive again and the signs of her "pregnancy" disappeared. The subject was not brought up in the Queen's presence. In Aug, Felipe left England to conduct business for Spain in the Netherlands, promising Mary that he would soon return.
The Queen was overcome with sadness at his departure and wrote to him almost daily. Meanwhile, the trials and burnings continued. Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were condemned and burnt at the stake in Oct In MarThomas Cranmer followed, thrusting his right hand into the fire first because it had signed his earlier recantation of the Protestant faith.
Inthe rumous that Mary meant to have Felipe crowned King of England caused another rebellion. Sir Henry Dudley was one of the prime movers. The idea was depose Mary and Felipeand raise Elizabeth to the throne. It was also intended to secure her marriage to Edward Courtenaya distant relative descended from Edward IV.
The ramifications of the plot seemed endless, and extended even to some of the councillors themselves.
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The Queen felt "deeply troubled", she saw treason everywhere, and on Apr she put the investigation in the hands of men such RochesterJerningham and Englefieldwho had served her for many years and proved themselves to be trustworthy. Felipe eventually returned to England in Mar Shortly afterwards, England declared war on France following a raid on Scarborough, England by Thomas Stafford, who had been in exile in France.
Felipe lead forces into France and took the town of St. Quentin and surrounding lands. But France struck back and took the city of Calais, the last foothold of England on the Continent.
It had been in English hands since Mary became depressed and paranoid. Adding to her misery was the French conquest of the city of Calais, which had been in English hands for over two hundred years. The Venetian Ambassador, Giovanni Micheli, described her about that time in a letter. With this loss came some good news, however. The Queen was sure she was pregnant again, now at the age of She entered seclusion in late Febthinking her confinement for labor would come in Mar. Those around her seemed to have doubts about the validity of this pregnancy after the earlier incident.
On Mar 30, Mary drafted her will and it is worded in such a way to portray that the Queen thought she was indeed with child. But, by Apr, no child had come and the Queen knew that she was once again mistaken. After the symptoms began to fade, Mary was left quite ill.
From then on, she became progressively worse. In late Oct, she added the codicil to her will but did not expressly name Elizabeth as her heir in it. The Queen drifted in and out of consciousness, but at one point was lucid enough to agree to pass the crown to her half sister, adding that she hoped Elizabeth would maintain the Catholic faith in England.
From Augustwhen Mary was separated from her mother, her presence at court was sporadic. She probably saw him occasionally, but not often enough to form a bond with him. The ceremony over, Mary took Elizabeth by the hand to walk out of the chapel. With an age gap of nearly 22 years between Mary and Edwardand his mother dead within a fortnight of his birth, his elder sister became the closest to a mother that he knew. Henry was deeply concerned about the possibility of Edward contracting a fatal illness, and the Prince was kept in careful seclusion with visitors having limited access, but Mary seems to have been an exception to the blanket rule.
The two younger siblings were housed in the nursery palaces as Mary had once been, particularly Hanworth, near Richmond, where Mary was often lodged. She would visit regularly, riding there and returning by barge. She bought them gifts, a book on one occasion for Edward and a clock on another and a trinket box for Elizabeth. Clothes, too were given - a crimson-embroidered jacket with pearls and tinsel sleeves for Edward and a length of yellow satin for Elizabeth.
Edward probably had his own pocket money, but although Elizabeth had her own attendants, as the younger daughter, she was of lower rank than Maryand would have had commensurately less money. InMaryvisiting her siblings, requested that her father and his current wife, Katheryn Howardcome to see Edwardalthough no special reason for her apparent concern was given. Mary herself was often with the court, and as Elizabeth grew, she was sometimes with her half-sister.