Conspiracy (See also Intrigue.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Conspiracy (See also Intrigue.)


  1. Babington Plot abortive plot to assassinate Elizabeth I; sealed Mary Stuart’s fate (1586). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 202]
  2. Black Friday (September 24, 1869) gold speculation led to financial panic. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 259]
  3. Brutus plotted against Caesar with Cassius and Casca. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
  4. Cassius intriguer and accomplice in plot against Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
  5. Cinq-Mars conspires against Cardinal Richelieu. [Fr. Lit.: Cinq-Mars]
  6. Cointet brothers use a corrupt lawyer to ruin a young printer and cheat him of his invention. [Fr. Lit.: Balzac Lost Illusions in Magill II, 595]
  7. Doctors’ Plot physicians falsely tried for trying to poison Stalin. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 160]
  8. Duke of Buckingham Richard III’s “counsel’s consistory”; assisted him to throne. [Br. Lit.: Richard III]
  9. Fawkes, Guy (1570–1606) leader of Gunpowder Plot to blow up Houses of Parliament (1605). [Br. Hist.: EB, IV: 70, 801]
  10. Gunpowder Plot See Fawkes, Guy.
  11. Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery out of envy and hatred. [O.T.: Genesis 37:18–28]
  12. Pontiac (1720–1769) brains behind widespread American Indian uprising (1762). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 398]
  13. Shallum plots and successfully executes overthrow of Zechariah. [O.T.: II Kings 15:10]
  14. Watergate political intrigue leading to resignation of Pres. Nixon. [Am. Hist.: EB, X: 568–569]
  15. Woman in White, The Laura Fairlie is unjustly confined to an insane asylum in a plot to obtain her money. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 1125]

Constancy (See LOYALTY.)