Cato Street Conspiracy


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Cato Street Conspiracy:

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1770–1820, British conspirator. He acquired revolutionary views while traveling in France and America and, after his return to England, joined the revolutionary Spencean Society (see Spence, Thomas) in London.
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1820: The Cato Street conspiracy to assassinate Cabinet ministers was discovered.
RED ARMY DAY 1820: The Cato Street conspiracy to assassinate Cabinet ministers was discovered.
Missing from the notes and bibliography are works such as: Barbara Hall's series of studies on Irish convict ships of the 1790s; Brendan Kiely's insightful The Waterford Rebels of 1849; new studies of the Catalpa expedition of 1876; recent scholarship on the Cato Street conspiracy and other English radical episodes.
On This Day:1820: An attempt to assassinate British cabinet ministers, dubbed the Cato Street Conspiracy, was discovered with hours to spare.
In 1820 they became involved in the Cato Street Conspiracy, a threat to assassinate Government ministers which led to five Spenceans being executed for treason.