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Robert Catesby

Robert Catesby (b. in or after 1572 – 8 November 1605) was the leader of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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First bit of my book. 'London Bridge is falling down'. Robert Catesby entered the ale house, dark and festering. He…
I am offended that you have started showing your pagan worshipping adverts in November. Please wait until De…
TIL that Kit Harington is a direct descendant of Robert Catesby - the mastermind behind the plot to blow up parlia…
Dr John Cooper, Sr Lecturer at the Univ of York (UK), speculates on what would have happened had the Gunpowder Plot
As a child, Elizabeth was who Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes wanted to install as puppet monarch of England. So _almost_ topical,
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In May 1604, 5 men met in a pub on the Strand. Ringleader Robert Catesby with Tom Wintour, John Wright, T. Percy & Fawke…
8 November 1605: Robert Catesby, mastermind of the Gunpowder Plot. was killed in an ambush in Staffordshire as he fled afte…
The plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament on the 5th November 1605 was masterminded by Robert Catesby, not
We celebrate the fact it was thwarted & the catholics killed. Not the attempt. It was a big deal bac…
When he 'stayed' or 'apprehended' him. He acknowledged that his master Robert Catesby and Winter. What Fawkes says on November 17.
Nah, like Robert Catesby - we'll have forgotten about them in a few years
Just completed 'Gunpowder' wow, what a fantastic series. Sad towards the end, Kit Harrington played a great role as Robert Catesby
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plays Robert Catesby in this Period Drama. The cast was stellar and I truly…
1605 Catesby & Percy are dead, Fawkes is in the tower - but other Gunpowder Plotters are still on the loose, i…
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8 Nov 1605 Robert Catesby died English conspirator, the leader of the Gunpowder Plot. Catesby's attempt to assass…
Robert Catesby, ringleader of the failed plot, was killed in 1605. His body was later exhumed &…
8 Nov 1605: last stand of the Gunpowder Plotters at Holbeach house. Thomas Percy & Robert Catesby killed by a singl…
8 November 1605. Robert Catesby, the ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, was shot dead at Holbeche House, on the border…
Robert Catesby (from his mothers side) wanted to blow up parliament while a fancy Lord (from his fathers side) was in parliament
I hope they made robert catesby *** and that he's gonna hook up with dan's character
Who was Robert Catesby? A look at the real Man Behind the Mask: by Linda RootWhy May and not November? One wou..
a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd, Emily Fox, Tim McInnery and Richard Coyle as Catesby
If y'all want the history behind it, there's soon to be a BBC series starring Kit Har…
"And I, Robert Catesby, will blow the King and all of his men ... ...to *** . Mum: "Well I'm glad he put that at the end of it"
I imagine there will be little difference between the characterisation of Robert Catesby and Jon Snow.
"Gunpowder" p.12 of your magazine states that Robert Catesby is played by his ancestor. His Ancestor? 😂😂😂
Whaaat?? Jon Snow from GoT is directly descended of Robert Catesby AND James I/VI & will play the former in a Gunpowder Plot miniseries.
Autumn is coming... Kit Harington stars as Robert Catesby in our new 3-part drama Coming soon.
Fun Fact: Kit Harrington is actually a descendent of Robert Catesby. If you don't know about the Gunpowder Plot, re…
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The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England lead by Robert Catesby.…
in 1605, the death from gunshot wounds of Robert Catesby, the real brains behind the
The real leader of the Gunpowder Plot was Robert Catesby - he fled London & was killed in a shootout on November 8th ht…
Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy, the last two men standing, pause inside."Stand by me, Mr. Tom," says Catesby, "and we will die together".
410 years since death of Robert Catesby / Gunpowder conspirator, shot trying to escape, he.
Robert Catesby, leader of the Gunpowder Plotters, was killed whilst battling the Sheriff of Worcester, on 8 Nov 1605
1605 Robert Catesby, Gunpowder Plotter ringleader, was shot dead along with other conspirators at Holbeche House, Staffs.
8 November 1605: execution of Robert Catesby, gunpowder conspirator.
1605: Robert Catesby, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot, died.
On this day in 1605:. Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
See we celebrating Robert Catesby's failure again. @ religion. One day people will wake up
"As the frustration and anger of Englishmen like Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby, and the other Gunpowder Plotters...
The plot's leader Robert Catesby has been slightly burned, but John Grant is blinded by the fire ball. Digby and Bates flee; panic sets in.
Actually, most, if not all, were executed. Robert Catesby and Francis Tresham should be remembered. I studied it a few weeks ago
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, led by Robert Catesby, was a failed assassination attempt of which King?
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I have given myself till mid September to write the Robert Catesby show...
isn't it funny that we always think about one person on bonfire night ( Guy Fawkes ) when true be known it was a man called Robert Catesby who was the mastermind of the Gunpowder Plot.
35 Who was the main plotter in the Gunpowder Plot 1605 Robert Catesby
A parody of the activities of Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby at the scene of the Gunpowder Plot. A challenge to make as it was entirely green screened
I didn't know that Guy Fawkes was not executed. "A penny for the old guy." Missouri/British poet T.S. Eliot, in his poem "The Hollow Men," makes reference to the conspirator, and a better understanding of "Osage County: August," can be had if you re-read the poem before seeing the movie (which is VERY good BTW). At Westminster in London, Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason. On the eve of a general parliamentary session scheduled for November 5, 1605, Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, found Guy Fawkes lurking in a cellar of the Parliament building. Fawkes was detained and the premises thoroughly searched. Nearly two tons of gunpowder were found hidden within the cellar. In his interrogation, Fawkes revealed that he was a participant in an English Catholic conspiracy organized by Robert Catesby to annihilate England's entire Protestant government, including King James I. The king was to h ...
List of terrorist incidents in Londo  "London bombings" redirects here. For the German bombing of London during World War II, see The Blitz. For the suicide bombings of London in 2005, see 7 July 2005 London bombings. This is a list of incidents in London that have been labelled as "terrorism". It includes various bomb attacks and other politically driven violent incidents. Pre-20th century ▪ In 1605, an attempted bombing of the House of Lords took place. A group of men led by Robert Catesby conspired to destroy the house from underground with gunpowder during the State Opening of Parliament, in which King James I of England would be killed by the blast. The conspiracy was revealed and the gunpowder discovered under the House before it could be used; the men were subsequently executed. ▪ Attacks by the Fenians during the Fenian Dynamite Campaign 1867–1885: ▪ In 1867, in the Clerkenwell Outrage, a bomb planted by Fenians at New Prison in Clerkenwell exploded, killing several passers-by.[1] ▪ I ...
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I am at the Dukke and Drake alehouse wyth Robert Catesby four and a half centuries ago having a beer and asking 'Where the fukke is Guy?'
Did Shakespeare know Robert Catesby, killed 8 Nov 1605, the man behind the Gunpowder Plot?
Robert Catesby, the leader of the failed Gunpowder Plot, was shot to death on 8 November 1605 at Holbeche House
Robert Catesby, the actual ringleader, of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed on this day in 1605.
Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy charged out of the door of Holbeche with their swords but were felled by a single bullet.
Only Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy, the leading plotters were left standing at Holbeche. They resolved to die together
in 1605...Robert Catesby, leader of the Gunpowder Plotters, and Thomas Percy are shot and killed, apparently by the same bullet.
1605, Robert Catesby, the Gunpowder Plotters' leader, was killed.
On this day in history, 8th November... 1528 - Henry VIII made a speech at Bridewell Palace concerning his troubled conscience regarding the lawfulness of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. 1534 - Death of William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy, courtier, scholar and literary patron, at Sutton on the Hill in Derbyshire. He was buried at Barton Blount. Mountjoy was a pupil of the great humanist scholar, Erasmus, and served Henry VIII as Master of the Mint and Chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon. It was Mountjoy who had to tell Catherine of her demotion to Princess Dowager in July 1533. 1541 - Queen Catherine Howard confesses to Archbishop Cranmer. 1543 - Birth of Lettice Knollys, daughter of Sir Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn and wife of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex; Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; and Sir Christopher Blount. Lettice was also mother to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex; Penelope Rich, Lady Rich; and Dorothy Percy, Countess of Northumberland. 160 ...
Robert Catesby fled to Holbeche House on Warwickshire's border with Staffordshire...
Robert Catesby was trapped by the men who had been hunting him down...
On this day 8th Nov 1605, Robert Catesby from Warwickshire, leader of the Catholic Conspiracy known as the Gunpowder Plot, was hunted down..
08 Nov 1605 – Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
1605, three days after Gunpowder Plot discovered, the real organiser. Robert Catesby, dies in shoot-out.
slightly too impressed with myself that i knew Robert Catesby's name off the top of my head
Robert Catesby the Plot ringleader owned the Chastleton estate
In 1604 Fawkes became involved with a small group of English Catholics, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate the Protestant King James and replace him with his daughter, third in the line of succession, Princess Elizabeth.[15][16] Fawkes was described by the Jesuit priest and former school friend Oswald Tesimond as "pleasant of approach and cheerful of manner, opposed to quarrels and strife ... loyal to his friends". Tesimond also claimed Fawkes was "a man highly skilled in matters of war", and that it was this mixture of piety and professionalism which endeared him to his fellow conspirators.[3] The author Antonia Fraser describes Fawkes as "a tall, powerfully built man, with thick reddish-brown hair, a flowing moustache in the tradition of the time, and a bushy reddish-brown beard", and that he was "a man of action ... capable of intelligent argument as well as physical endurance, somewhat to the surprise of his enemies."[5]
Fr Henry Garnet met Robert Catesby at White Webbs House in July 1605, to persuade him to abandon his plot. He failed.
Forget Santa's naughty list. My kids are going to believe if they don't behave Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby will blow up the house.
Robert Catesby was the one who planned out the whole Parliament bombing but Guy Fawkes is the one thats been remembered for 400 yrs
Oh do you mean V? Maybe, think it more than likely hints at the likeness of the real mastermind, puppeteer Robert Catesby
I'm going to wear a Robert Catesby mask.
Just think if it had been robert catesby who was guarding the gunpowder we would now be burning effigies of bobs !!! Doesn't have the same ring to it
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Robert Catesby led the Gunpowder Plot (didn't do a good job I must say) and Guy Fawkes is getting all the credit. Poor Bob.
Happy Guy Fawkes Day! In 1605, Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the palace at Westminster during the state opening of Parliament, while James I and his chief ministers met within, in reprisal for increasing oppression of Roman Catholics in England. The plotters, led by Robert Catesby, rented a cellar extending under the palace, and Fawkes planted 36 (some sources say fewer) barrels of gunpowder there and camouflaged them with coals and fagots. But the plot was discovered, and Fawkes was arrested. Only after being tortured on the rack did he reveal the names of his accomplices. Tried and found guilty before a special commission (January 27, 1606), he was executed opposite the Parliament building.
I always thought Robert Catesby was a bit of a dish.
Remember, remember, the fifth of November... Here's to Robert Catesby, *** Fawkes, and all those who take ideals and political action seriously enough to give them their lives; we need more men like that today in the Occident, to fight the rot within and protect what little is left of Civilisation.
Did you know Guy Fawkes, was actually just the hired muscle? Robert Catesby was the leader of the revolutionary band!
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Guy Fawkes may be name associated with & but leader of conspiracy was Robert Catesby.
Remember, Remember, Robert Catesby, who made the 5th of November a day to Remember.
If anyone cares,it was Robert Catesby who lead the 13 Gunpowder Plot in 1605 not Guy Fawkes. He was the one caught with the gunpowder.
To be pedantic, the 1605 was led by Robert Catesby. Guy Fawkes, a Prod-Catholic convert was executed by hanging, not burning.
Just remember folks: Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Lords, through a plan formulated by Robert Catesby, in order to put a Catholic Monarch on the throne of England. His motivations strayed pretty far from an Anarchist philosophy, to one that veers closer to the Theocracies that diametrically oppose such an ethos. I'm sure that most of we Americans associate this day with V for Vendetta, but it pays to take a look at a symbol's origins
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For all of those educated persons on my friend list, do you not agree that it should be called Robert Catesby day?
Did You Know? That today is a special day in England because of one man and his gang. This man's name was Guy Fawkes who was friends with Robert Catesby and in 1605 they were in an enormous plot to Blow Up Parliament when the King was in session with his minister's. simply because the King did not change ,[once again] to the Catholic religion . So the building next to Parliament was rented by the Catholic gang and over a short period of time they managed to created a tunnel through to the basements of Parliament. The reason for this was to stack up as many barrels of gunpowder into the basement and this was all done in a short period of time. An anonymous letter was sent to the authorities warning them about this attempt. The security of Westminster Palace [parliament] searched the building and found Guy Fawkes sitting on a barrel waiting and guarding the gunpowder. He was immediately arrested and taken to the Tower where he was tortured in many fashions but the main one that got him talking was The Rack ...
R.I.P Guy Fawks, Robert Catesby and the rest of the gang!!!
Remember, Remember... what Guy Fawkes actually stood for. Fawkes was a fighter for Spain and the Catholic Church. His goal was to end the slightly more egalitarian Protestant revolution in England by restoring Catholic domination. If the Gunpowder Plot (Fawkes didn't actually come up with the plot, Robert Catesby did) had actually succeeded, Britain would probably look less like an anarchist commune and more like the fascist police state Alan Moore warned us about. Don't get me wrong I loved "V for Vendetta" but it's a distorted illusion of what Fawkes actually wanted to accomplish. Guy Fawkes wasn't trying to destroy an evil theocracy, he was trying to install one. Just sayin'. Thoughts?
how does Robert Catesby get no shout outs for the 5th of November. Guy Fawkes was the dude sent to do the dirty work. Not the mastermind behind it all.
This is what it's all about! Guy Fawkes was born in April 1570 in York. Although his immediate family were all Protestants, in keeping with the accepted religious practice in England at the time, his maternal grandparents were 'recusant' Catholics, who refused to attend Protestant services. When Guy was eight, his father died and his widowed mother married a Catholic, Dionis Baynbrigge. It was these early influences that were to forge Fawkes' convictions as an adult. Fawkes and Spain By the time he was 21 he had sold the estate his father had left him and gone to Europe to fight for Catholic Spain against the Protestant Dutch republic in the Eighty Years War. His military career went well and by 1603 he had been recommended for a captaincy. He had also adopted the Italian variant of his name, becoming known as *** . In the same year, he travelled to Spain to petition the king, Philip III, for support in fomenting a rebellion in England against the "heretic" James I. Despite the fact that Spain and Brit .. ...
I personally don't celebrate bonfire night, the burning if the effigy or any of that crap, I respect Robert Catesby and and his chums, if they'd succeeded, this country would probably be miles different, I think someone should have another attempt to be honest
5th November: Here's a really obscure piece of British history. 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested for his part in the 'Gunpowder Plot'. He was arrested on the discovery of thirty barrels of gunpowder, camouflaged with coal, in the cellar beneath the Houses of Parliament. It was only after Fawkes was tortured on the rack, that he revealed the name of Robert Catesby as leader of a band of Catholic zealots, who planned to blow up James I and Parliament.
Robert Catesby, where are you now when we need you?
Remember folks Guy Fawkes was trying to instill a Catholic Theocracy. The opposite of what many "protesters" would approve of. Also he was not the mastermind behind the attempt, he was just the guy who got caught. Robert Catesby was the one who organized the attack.
Just having a look at the Gunpowder Plot story, since there are fire works going off all over the place tonight. I must say i found the sentencing a bit harsh (the ring leader Robert Catesby evaded it as he was shot dead at Holbeche House, guy falkes also jumped from the scaffold thus managed to hang himself fully breaking his neck) But, Everad Digby, Robert Wintour, John Grant, Thomas Bates, Thomas Wintour, Ambrose Rockwood and Robert Keyes all had it carried out, though Keyes did jump from the scaffold he failed to break his neck and was quickly cut down, then led to the quartering block. The sentance they all faced was passed by Sir Edward Coke (pronounced cook) - "Each of the condemned, shall be drawn backwards to his death, by a horse, his head near the ground. "He shall be put to death halfway between heaven and earth as unworthy of both". He shall be hoised by the neck towards the heavens and cut down whilst still aware, his privy parts shall then be cut off and burnt before his eyes, and his bowe ...
Many people today are quoting the Guy Fawkes rhyme - "Remember, remember, the 5th of November..." - as a tribute to the concept of resistance to the state. It's ironic. Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby were recusants, Catholics who declined to attend Anglican ceremonies and as a result were subject to fines, property confiscation, and imprisonment. William Shakespeare's family were all recusants, and he might have been one as well - which would explain his odd anonymity in historical records. England in 1605 was a nation whose laws, universities, social norms, and cultural elites were tirelessly opposed to the Catholic way of living and thinking. That was 400 years ago. It is now 2013. The State of James I, its justifications and proponents, have long since crumbled into dust. Catholicism is still here, offering essentially the same philosophical and rational arguments about virtues and public life. Catholicism has outlived the Roman Empire, the Goths, Charlemagne, Feudalism, the Divine Right of Kings, the T ...
In England, this day is known as “Bonfire Night” or “Guy Fawkes Day”, as it is the anniversary of a foiled plot to massacre Parliament and King James I & VI during a session of that legislature on Nov. 5th of 1605. Fawkes was one of several whose hopes of reviving Catholic rule by replacing the nation’s Protestant government with one led by Elizabeth Stuart, the King’s eldest daughter (then at the age of nine), ended with their conviction of conspiracy during the final months of 1605. Although planned by Robert Catesby, whose father suffered during the reign of Elizabeth I for not cleaving to the Church of England, Fawkes and his companions were charged with the attempt. The government learned of the plot when Sir William Parker, Lord Monteagle (a Catholic), showed the King this warning which he received. One of my sources says it came from a brother-in-law of Sir William who had been recruited by Catesby but another claims that it’s anonymous. “My lord out of the love i beare to some of y ...
November 5th . 1138 – Ly Anh Tong is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign. 1499 – Publication of the Catholicon in Tréguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary. 1530 – The St. Felix's Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands. 1605 – The arrest of Guy Fawkes, found during a search of the Palace of Westminster, foils Robert Catesby's plot to destroy the House of Lords and all within it. 1743 – Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle. 1757 – Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach. 1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies. 178 ...
George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, and Aleister Crowley Pauline Pierce was friends with Aleister Crowley, maybe more than friends. Pauline had a reputation of being a bit on the wild-side in the 20's. It's been reported that she and Aleister were in France together around September/October of 1924. Upon return to America and her boyfriend here, Pauline gave birth to Barbara Pierce. Fearing retaliation from James I, the Pierces changed their name from Percy to hide from their involvement in the "Gun Powder Plot" of 1605, starring Thomas Percy, Robert Catesby, and, of course, Guy Fawkes, the fall guy. We actually get the word, guy, from Guy Fawkes. He was also known as *** but I digress. The "Gun Powder Plot" was designed to make James I of Biblical fame, harsher on the Catholics, for he was the target of all that gun powder. With a few plot twists, Lord Robert Cecil, the Earl of Salisbury and Venetian Intelligence, councilor to James, informed him of the plot. Cecil was behind the plot. Guy Fawkes took the f .. ...
So on this day in history, Nat Turner was convicted and sentenced to hang. Susan B Anthony voted for the first time. Ryan Adams, Jonny Greenwood, Roy Rogers were all born. Link Wray and James Clerk Maxwell died. Oh and Guy Fawkes ruined Robert Catesby's plot to kill King James I. Thats right, Fawkes was guarding the gunpowder, it was Catesby's plot.
British observance, celebrated on November 5, commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The Gunpowder Plot conspirators, led by Robert Catesby, were zealous Roman Catholics enraged ...
Thanks for the Gunpowder RTs. You lot do so love Guy Fawkes. Don't blow him up on the 5th. Blow up the mastermind, Robert Catesby.
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