The English government discovers a plot - known as the 'Main Plot'
- hatched by Lords Cobham and Grey, which plans to dethrone James I
and replace him with his cousin Arabella Stuart. On 17th July, Sir
Walter Raleigh is arrested for suspected complicity in this scheme.
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Editors. "'The Main Plot' to replace James I with Arabella Stuart is discovered". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15586, accessed 20 July 2018.]