"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington will play his ancestor Robert Catesby, the mastermind behind the failed Gunpowder Plot, in "Gunpowder," an upcoming BBC miniseries. Catesby was the leader of ...
Who was Robert Catesby, how was he involved in the Guy Fawkes gunpowder plot and is Kit Harington a relation? Born into a Catholic family in Warwickshire in 1572, Catesby wanted to return newly ...
TIL that Kit Harington is a direct descendant of Robert Catesby - the mastermind behind the plot to blow up parliament. Kit also plays Catesby in the BBC drama Gunpowder, retelling the story behind the plot. (radiotimes.com) submitted 1 year ago by Plonke
Harington was born on 26 December 1986 in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and Sir David Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman. His full name is Christopher Catesby Harington; his mother named him after Christopher Marlowe,
Who was Gunpowder’s Robert Catesby? And how is Kit Harington related to him? ... Robert Catesby, who was the subject of family tales for a long time as the true mastermind of the Gunpowder Plot ...
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Kit Harington stars as Robert Catesby in Gunpowder (Picture: BBC) One might wonder just why Kit Harington’s new period drama Gunpowder has chosen to focus on the lesser-known story of the brains ...
In the announcement, the claim was made that Kit Harington was a descendant of the real life Robert Catesby through his mother whose maiden name is Catesby. However, although it does appear that he is related to Robert Catesby, it appears that he is actua
Robert Catesby was the third and only surviving son of Sir William and Anne (née Throckmorton) Catesby, and was born after 2 March 1572 at his father's main residence in Lapworth. Robert was a lineal descendant of Sir William Catesby (1450&
The real life character Kit is playing is a distant relative of his, which makes for a captivating story. Bearing in mind that Robert Catesby was aiming to commit regicide by assassinating King James I, it is quite fascinating to see that on the other sid
Kit Harington's family has connections with royals, traitors, philanthropists and military greats. Much like his Game of Thrones character Jon Snow, Kit Harington's ancestry is littered with noteworthy figures. The actor has even played hi
How Is Kit Harington Related To Robert Catesby? In 'Gunpowder,' The 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Steps Into His Ancestor's Shoes. By Taylor Maple. ... "It’s a part of my family history."
Harington was born in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and Sir David Richard Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman. His mother named him after Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington pref
Kit Harington’s ancestors were on opposite sides of the gunpowder plot – and now he’s playing one Kit Harington plays his ancestor Robert Catesby in BBC One drama Gunpowder (Photo: BBC ...
Robert Catesby (b. in or after 1572 – 8 November 1605) was the leader of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Most probably born in Warwickshire, Catesby was educated in nearby Oxford. His family wer
Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, who
Is this your ancestor? Explore genealogy for Robert Catesby born 1573 Lapworth, Warwickshire, England died 1605 Holbeach House, Staffordshire, England including ancestors + children + 1 photos + more in the free family tree community.
In Gunpowder, Kit Harington plays a Catholic revolutionary named Robert Catesby who will go to any length to end Catholic persecution in England — even if it means taking out the king himself.
What else has Jon Snow actor Kit Harington been in? Acton-born Kit Harington – full name Christopher Catesby Harington – grew up in west London and is the son of playwright Deborah Jane ...
In the BBC drama Catesby he plays his relative Robert Catesby (his mother is a Catesby but Geni doesn't currently show a direct line of descent - he is a 1st cousin, 12 times removed through his father) but he is descended on the paternal line fro