Francis Throgmorton, who had spent the last three years on the
Continent in communication with English Catholic exiles, became an
agent in an international Catholic conspiracy. With the aid of a
joint French and Spanish invasion, this planned to depose Elizabeth
I from the throne, replace her with a freed Mary Queen of Scots and
restore papal authority in the country. In December 1583 this plot
was discovered, and Throgmorton was arrested.
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Editors. "The Throgmorton Plot, for a Spanish invasion of England, is discovered". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15293, accessed 20 October 2017.]