Royal physician Roderigo Lopez arrested for planning to poison Queen Elizabeth

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Historical Context Note

Roderigo Lopez, a royal physician from Portugal who had converted from Judaism to Christianity, is arrested for allegedly conspiring to poison Queen Elizabeth. Despite uncertainty over his guilt, he is executed on 7th June.
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Editors. "Royal physician Roderigo Lopez arrested for planning to poison Queen Elizabeth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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