Editors. "Arabella Stuart escapes from the Tower of London to Ostend". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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James I's cousin Arabella Stuart, who has been imprisoned for her marriage with William Seymour, Earl of Hertford, escapes from the Tower of London to Ostend. The Countess of Shrewsbury is imprisoned for her alleged share in the escape, but Arabella is later recaptured and returned to the Tower, where she dies in September 1615.