Events of January and February 1554 – 27th January

On the 27th January, the Imperial Ambassadors were writing to the Emperor about ‘the very troublous state’ in London. (1) It was their opinion that the Queen was ‘doing her best, but is unable to trust many of her subjects, most of whom are heretics’ and that the real reason behind the rebellion was ‘religion and to favour Elizabeth.’ They also reported that the Tower was being stocked up and the artillery readied. Meanwhile Wyatt had seized artillery from some of the ships in the Thames.


‘Spain: January 1554, 26-31’, in Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 12, 1554, ed. Royall Tyler (London, 1949), pp. 50-66. British History Online [accessed 27 January 2022].