News: In June 1557 Edmund Allin, his wife and five others were burnt at the stake, where Drakes pub now stands in Fairmeadow, Maidstone, for refusing to accept Catholicism.
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Posted by: kevin9522
« on: April 19, 2009, 18:28:11 »

I thought I should put up some information about Allington I found on the internet,

Nothing in depth but a little interesting

The castle is not open to the public it is currently owned by Sir Robert Worcester but was previously owned by the order of the Carmelites.

It was the birth place of Thomas Wyatt the younger who was later imprisoned in the Tower of London for breaking windows in London.
His mother nearly became Henry VIII`s 6th wife even though she was married to Thomas Wyatt senior who was previously in love with Anne Boleyn.

On his release, Wyatt junior joined the English troops fighting in Flanders. The following year was at the siege of Boulogne. He was knighted in 1547.

He then joined the Duke of Northumberland's abortive attempt to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne in place of Mary I.

Wyatt escaped punishment by Queen Mary.

He took no further part in politics until Mary's bethrothal to Philip of Spain. In 1554 he joined a conspiracy to prevent the marriage. But his fellow-conspirators were timid and inept. The rising was serious only in Kent, and Wyatt became a formidable rebel mostly by accident.
Wyatt proclaimed his rebellion on 26 January in Rochester. Many of the country folk responded. The royal forces sent against him deserted or joined him. With 4,000 men Wyatt marched on London, but was turned back at London Bridge and Ludgate. His men deserted and he surrendered.

He was executed for treason on 11 April.
After he was beheaded, his body was quartered.
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