Three Blind Mice Plot Against Queen

"Three Blind Mice," three men plotting the Queens downfall

June of 1556

"Arrest Them!"

The three men who were believed to be plotting against the queen were arrested by the Queen's command. Arrested for the felony of going against the King and Queen's reign, they were sent before a grand jury and formally charged with treason. After this indictment, the court appointed to the three men a public defender, and an arraignment was scheduled in which the defendants were called before the judge to answer to the indictment. In this stage, the men plead guilty in order to take a plea bargain and bail was set.

Further Conviction of Purjury

During trial, the petit jury found the defendants guilty of treason against the queen. A witness that was subpoenaed to court disproved something the three men had said and they were further convicted for lying under oath.
The prosecution presented the case against the men, and the verdict was guilty. The men tried to appeal for a review of their case by a higher court, but due to the perjury that arose during trial, they were denied. The queen, with her obvious higher reign over the men, dealt with them as she pleased and had then dismembered and then burnt at the stake.