The Cato Street Conspiracy

Gardner, John (2004) The Cato Street Conspiracy. The Literary Encyclopedia. 1.2.1.06. ISSN 1747-678X

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Abstract

The Cato Street Conspiracy is the name given to a plot to murder the entire British Cabinet at a dinner to be held in the Earl of Harrowby's house in Grosvenor Square, London on the 23rd of February 1820. Before this could take place, the plotters, a group of impoverished radicals and revolutionaries, were captured in a loft in Cato street in Westminster. Of the eighteen men who met in Cato street five were publicly hanged outside Newgate prison on May 1st 1820, six were transported to Australia for life, and the remaining “conspirators” were either rewarded or released due to their status as spies, agent provocateurs, or men who had turned King's Evidence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Literature
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 09:17
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 10:43
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/292483

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