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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