The Throgmorton Plot, for a Spanish invasion of England, is discovered

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Historical Context Note

Francis Throgmorton, who had spent the last three years on the Continent in communication with English Catholic exiles, became an agent in an international Catholic conspiracy. With the aid of a joint French and Spanish invasion, this planned to depose Elizabeth I from the throne, replace her with a freed Mary Queen of Scots and restore papal authority in the country. In December 1583 this plot was discovered, and Throgmorton was arrested.
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Editors. "The Throgmorton Plot, for a Spanish invasion of England, is discovered". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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