Babington Plot

When did the plot take place?
1586
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Which countries did it involve?
France and Spain
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What was the aim?
Assassinate Elizabeth and give throne to Mary Queen of Scotts
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How was this going to be executed?
France and Spain were both going to invade
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Who was Anthony Babington?
He carried the messages between Mary and supports abroad and in England
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What did Walsingham do after the Throckmorton plot?
He created a large spy network
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What did this help him do?
Follow every stage of the Babington plot
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What did Walsingham manage to do?
Secretly intercept all letters sent to and from Mary
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What did the letters show?
Approved plans by Mary to assassinate Elizabeth and free herself from prison
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When did Walsingham have all the evidence?
August 1586
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What happened to all the conspirators?
They were executed
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Why was Mary not executed in the three plots before?
Because Elizabeth believed in the divine right
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What is divine right?
Rulers are sent from God to govern the country
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Why did this stop Mary from being executed?
She was queen of Scotland and Elizabeth felt she had no right to execute a legitimate monarch
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Why was Mary punished in 1586?
Because of all the evidence gathered by Walsingham from the Babington plot persuaded Elizabeth to put her on trial
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When was Mary found guilty of treason?
October 1586
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When was Elizabeth executed?
8th February 1587
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France and Spain

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Who was Anthony Babington?

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