Peter Wentworth and the Tower of London

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In 1587, the parliament confined Puritan English parliamentary leader Sir Peter Wentworth in London Tower.

Sir Peter Wentworth joined parliament in 1571. At this time, members of the puritan religion made up the majority of the parliament. Through this majority, they passed different religious rulings, with which the queen disagreed. She wanted the parliament to stay out of her business. At this time the royalty had more authority over parliament.

Concerned for freedom of speech in parliament, Sir Wentworth, spoke up against the queen. He did not speak gently but told what he thought. Concerned of rebuttal from the queen, parliament took Wentworth and sent him to the Tower of London. Wentworth stayed in the Tower of London several times until his death in 1596.

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