Lord Gowrie and his brother Ruthven seize King James VI

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Historical Context Note

In what is known as the Gowrie Conspiracy, Lord Gowrie and his brother, Alexander Ruthven, attempt to kidnap the Scottish king James VI, who has to be rescued by attendants.
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Editors. "Lord Gowrie and his brother Ruthven seize King James VI". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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