Another Catesby who got himself into a bit of a pickle

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Trivialities, rants & other ephemera

This time it’s Robert Catesby (1575-1605), one of the gunpowder plotters.

Apart from it not being my field, there are far better summaries of the Gunpowder Plot on the web than I could manage.  Like this one, for instance.

Catesby died on 7 November, but no-one remember remembers that date!

Robert was a descendant of William ‘the Cat’ Catesby, who was executed after the battle of Bosworth.

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