They Flee from Me
by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Wyatt was once accused of having an affair with Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife. Talk about a scandal. (Source.)
While imprisoned in the tower of London on suspicion of adultery, Wyatt may have witnessed Anne Boleyn's execution. He wrote a poem about it called "Innocentia Veritas Viat Fides Circumdederunt Me Inimici Mei."
Sir Thomas Wyatt's son – Thomas Wyatt, the younger – led a rebellion against Queen Mary I (she was Henry VIII's daughter), a woman so cruel that she gained the nickname Bloody Mary. The rebellion failed, and Wyatt was executed. Well, that backfired. (Source.)