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  1. Robert,1573–1605, English Catholic conspirator, leader in Gunpowder Plot.
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  • Catesby (who first proposed the manner of the plot) and Percy were both killed.

  • Catesby, who was the duke's chamberlain, was in attendance as the prince unrobed.

  • Catesby proceeded to a large house near the north end of the court.

    The Border Watch

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • “That were to run great risk and accomplish little,” added Catesby.

    It Might Have Been

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Stand by me, Tom,” said Catesby to Winter, “and we will die together.

    It Might Have Been

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for catesby


  1. Robert. 1573–1605, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (1605): killed while resisting arrest
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