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Catesby, Robert (Robert)

Born: 1573 AD
Died: 1605 AD, at 32 years of age.

Nationality: English
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1573 - He was born in Lapworth, Warwickshire, England.

         - Catesby became embittered against the government of Queen Elizabeth I as he saw his father, Sir William, persecuted for refusing to conform to the Church of England.

1601 - Robert Catesby was imprisoned and fined for joining the abortive uprising of Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex.

1603 - His release he set about promoting a Spanish invasion of England, and as a result he was again briefly imprisoned shortly before Elizabeth's death in March.

         - In May, he conceived the idea of destroying both King and Parliament by exploding gunpowder under the Parliament building.

1604 - In January, he began to assemble a group of zealous Catholics to carry out his scheme, including the soldier Guy Fawkes and Thomas Percy, a relative of the Earl of Northumberland.

1605 - He died on the 8th of November in Holbeche House, Staffordshire.


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