Bernadino de Mendoza, the Spanish ambassador in London, is expelled
for his complicity in the Throgmorton Plot. This had planned to
overthrow Elizabeth I, replace her with Mary Queen of Scots and
restore papal authority in England.
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Editors. "Spanish ambassador is expelled for complicity in the Throgmorton Plot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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