Bellamy was a warm sympathizer with Mary, Queen of Scots. In the latter years of the sixteenth century the Babington plot to free Mary and assassinate her cousin Queen Elizabeth was exposed, and Babington, with two of his fellow-conspirators, Barnewell and Donne, sought refuge in Bellamy's house. Bellamy concealed them and was later arrested with them and accused of complicity in the plot. All four were indicted, tried, convicted on 15 September 1586, and executed within six days.
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