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Cates·by

 (kāts′bē), Robert 1573-1605.
English conspirator who along with Guy Fawkes was involved in the Gunpowder Plot (1604-1605) to assassinate James I. He was killed resisting arrest.

Catesby

(ˈkeɪtzbɪ)
n
(Biography) Robert. 1573–1605, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (1605): killed while resisting arrest
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Kit recently produced BBC show Gunpowder about his ancestor Robert Catesby.
Kit recently made his first venture behind the cameras as both producer and star of Gunpowder - about his real-life ancestor conspirator Robert Catesby.
His middle name, and his mother's maiden name, is Catesby.
TV's Gunpowder centres on the exploits of ringleaders Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes, played by Kit Harington and Tom Cullen respectively.
He plays his real-life ancestor Robert Catesby, the leader of the conspirators.
Once you get over Game of Thrones's Kit Harington playing the smouldering and moody lead plotter Robert Catesby, as if he's still the smouldering and moody Jon Snow, it's rather good.
In a gruesome turn-ofevents, two people from the house were tortured and killed for harbouring and aiding Catholic priests and it is thought it was this practice that led Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes to come up with the Gunpowder Plot.
MY mother's maiden name is Catesby and my middle name is Catesby, so way back when we were thinking about doing this piece, I knew I wanted to be in it and I knew it would hopefully help get it made, but I didn't know if I wanted to be Fawkes or Catesby or which of the plotters.
As well as being the executive producer on this new drama, he plays the true mastermind behind the Gunpowder Plot, Robert Catesby.
As well as acting as executive producer, Kit is actually playing his ancestor, Robert Catesby, who was the real mastermind behind the gunpowder plot, despite the fact that Guy Fawkes is better known.