'The Main Plot' to replace James I with Arabella Stuart is discovered

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Historical Context Note

The English government discovers a plot - known as the 'Main Plot' - hatched by Lords Cobham and Grey, which plans to dethrone James I and replace him with his cousin Arabella Stuart. On 17th July, Sir Walter Raleigh is arrested for suspected complicity in this scheme.
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Editors. "'The Main Plot' to replace James I with Arabella Stuart is discovered". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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