Friday, June 17, 2016

Fact of the Day: Babington Plot

The Babington Plot was a plan devised by Catholics who wanted Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne instead of her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. The ultimate goal of the plan was Elizabeth I's assassination. The English Queen found out about the plan before it was enacted. Mary gave approval to the plan (in secret letters) and this gave Elizabeth I enough reason to execute her cousin for treason. 

6 comments:

Jax said...

Eep! So you kill you're own family for power? Real nice.

Pat Hatt said...

Power sure can go to ones head

Bob Bushell said...

Yep, kill those who don't believe the same, like the ISIS.

stephen Hayes said...

I can imagine Elisabeth saying to her cousin, "I have good and bad news for you. First, the good news is that your son will replace me as England's monarch; the bad news is that you're going to be executed.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Real life Game of Thrones.

Martha said...

Wow, scheming and plotting!