Events of January and February 1554 – 3rd February

If news was reaching prisoners in the Tower, Jane would have been worried to hear of the herald’s proclamation in the City that ‘the duke of Suffolke, with his ij. Brethren, were dyscomfeted by the erle of Huntingdon, and certain of his horsemen taken, and the duke and his ij. brethren fledde in servingman’s cottes…’ (1)

Also on 3rd February, Thomas Wyatt and his rebel army reached London Bridge but found it closed against them. (2)


1. Nichols, J. G (ed) (1850) The Chronicle of Queen Jane and of Two Years of Queen Mary and Especially of the Rebellion of Sir Thomas Wyatt, Written by a Resident in the Tower of London, Llanerch Publishers, p.41.
2. Wriothesley, C. (1877), A Chronicle of England During the Reigns of the Tudors, Vol II, p.109.URL: Date accessed: 24 January 2022