Cato Street Conspiracy

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A plot to murder Lord Liverpool's cabinet at dinner in February 1820 was led by Arthur Thistlewood, a follower of the agrarian communist Thomas Spence. The plotters were betrayed by a government spy and arrested as they assembled in a stable in Cato Street. Thistlewood and four fellow‐conspirators were executed on May Day, 1820.

Subjects: World History — British History.

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