Robert CatesbyRobert Catesby
- 8 November 1605
), was a member of a group of Catholic conspirators (the most notable of whom was Guy Fawkes
) who endeavoured to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England in 1605. Unfortunately for Catesby, the Gunpowder Plot
was discovered and the barrels of gunpowder defused before any damage was done.
Following the discovery of the plot, Catesby fled to the Midlands. He died at Holbeach House in Staffordshire as the result of being shot.
Catesby's father, Sir William Catesby, spent a significant part of his life imprisoned for offences related to his Catholic faith.