Which of Mary Stuart’s conspirators devised the plot to murder her cousin who, at the time, occupied the throne of England?
The Babington Plot was a plan in 1586 to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, a Protestant, and put Mary, Queen of Scots, her Roman Catholic cousin, on the English throne. … Babington, a young recusant, was recruited by Ballard, a Jesuit priest who hoped to rescue the Scottish Queen.
He ascended the French throne as King Francis II in 1559, and Mary briefly became queen consort of France, until his death in December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561.
She became famous across Europe, especially after her execution in 1587, for plotting (it was said) against England’s Queen Elizabeth I. Mary was born in 1542, when Henry VIII was King of England. … Mary became Queen of Scotland as a baby. She was Queen until 1567, when she gave up the crown and left Scotland.