Editors. "Spanish ambassador is expelled for complicity in the Throgmorton Plot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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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.