Arabella Stuart is imprisoned for marrying another claimant to the throne

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Historical Context Note

Arabella Stuart, cousin to James I and VI, is imprisoned for marrying William Seymour, Earl of Hertford, claimant of the Suffolk line to the English succession, since this marriage would give her a dual claim to the throne.
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Editors. "Arabella Stuart is imprisoned for marrying another claimant to the throne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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