About Thomas Wyatt
Sir Thomas Wyatt, Wyatt or Wiatt, born1503 died 11 October 1542
- Elizabeth Brooke
Tomas and Elizabeth Brooke had six children:
- Thomas Wyatt the younger, who led a thwarted rebellion against Queen Mary I
- Walter Wyatt
- Frances Wyatt
- Anne Wyatt
- Henry Wyatt
- Edward Wyatt
Thomas was the son of Henry Wyatt and Anne Skinner.
Thomas Wyatt was a 16th-century English lyrical poet credited with introducing the sonnet into English. He was born at Allington Castle, near Maidstone in Kent – though his family was originally from Yorkshire. His mother was Anne Skinner and his father, Henry Wyatt, had been one of Henry VII's Privy Councillors, and remained a trusted adviser when Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509. In his turn, Thomas Wyatt followed his father to court after his education at St John's College, Cambridge. None of Wyatt's poems were published during his lifetime—the first book to feature his verse was printed a full fifteen years after his death.
Briefly imprisoned in the Tower of London for his alleged relationship with Anne Boleyn.