The English Parliament meets and writes legislation that requires
all Jesuits and seminary priests to leave the country within 40
days. The previous month, the arrest of Jesuit representative
Father Creighton had revealed a conspiracy known as the Catholic
Enterprise, collaborated in by Philip II of Spain, Governor of the
Netherlands the Duke of Parma, and the Duke of Guise. Like so many
previous plots, it sought to depose Elizabeth I and replace her on
the throne with Mary Queen of Scots.
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Editors. "Parliament legislates to expel Jesuits and seminary priests". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15305, accessed 26 May 2017.]
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