Bonfire Night: Why do we remember Guy Fawkes but not the Gunpowder Plot mastermind Robert Catesby?

Robert Catesby (Getty)
Robert Catesby (Getty)

Born in Warwickshire in 1572, Catesby came from a well-off gentry family and had a decent education. He was raised a devout Roman Catholic at a time when England was in religious turmoil. Protestants and Catholics were still warring over Henry VIII’s creation of the Church of England, which displaced Catholicism and the pope.

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