babington plot

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  • babington plot
    • plot
      • babington wrote to mary in 1586 about the plot
      • walsington intercepted and read the letters to mary
      • babington and plotters were hung drawn and executed
    • mary
      • october 1586 mary was sentenced to death but was beheaded in february 1587
    • significance
      • 1585 england and spain were virtually at war.
      • government became determined to crush catholic threat
      • persecution of catholics intensified 1585 11000 were arrested. 1856 31 priests were killed
      • mary was executed along with any hope of replacing elizabeth


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