Spanish plan an invasion of England

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Historical Context Note

Roberto Ridolfi leaves England to coordinate a Spanish invasion of England with the Duke of Alva, the Pope and Philip II. This plans to rescue Mary Queen of Scots, depose Elizabeth I and restore Catholicism. However, Alva, busy with his own challenges in the Netherlands, refuses to support such a plot unless it is begun by a successful rising of English rebels.
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Editors. "Spanish plan an invasion of England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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