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Throckmorton

Throgmorton (ˈθrɒɡˌmɔːtən)

noun
  1. Francis. 1554–84, English conspirator, who with French and Spanish support plotted (1583) to depose Elizabeth I in favour of Mary, Queen of Scots: executed
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  • I'd rather go to their place in Lincolnshire, where old Throckmorton does his hunting.

    Theo

    Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • So that even Throckmorton had little good of his wealth and lands.

  • At Cadiz, Throckmorton fought so well that Essex himself knighted him.

    Raleigh

    Edmund Gosse

  • Throckmorton's eyes were filled with admiration of this master of his that he was betraying now.

    Privy Seal

    Ford Madox Ford

  • Throckmorton said; 'it is to the King she will go with her tales.'

    Privy Seal

    Ford Madox Ford