18 March 1554: Elizabeth Tudor was arrested for her alleged involvement in the Wyatt Rebellion. Though nothing was ever proven, and Bess never gave her support to them as bluntly as others had done, she still came under her sister’s radar. She was twenty one years old. The young princess wrote a frantic letter to her sister, Queen Mary, appealing to her good conscience and reminding her of the bon…d they shared together as sisters and begging her not to believe any rumors regarding her involvement.
Elizabeth was desperate and afraid that the same fate that had befallen on her mother, would now fall on her. After all, while she was lodged in the Bell Tower and had more comfortable surroundings than other prisoners, the royal apartments she was in, were none other than the same Anne Boleyn had been in.
- Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey
- Tudor. Passion. Murder. Manipulation by Leanda de Lisle
- Mary Tudor by Anna Whitelock
- Elizabeth I by Jasper Ridley