The Throgmorton Plot, for a Spanish invasion of England, is discovered (71 words)

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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
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