Marcus Nevitt

A botched coup: the desperate Cato Street conspiracy

The 1820 plot to kill Lord Liverpool and his cabinet at dinner was betrayed from the start by an infiltrator in the conspirators’ ranks

George Cruickshank’s illustration of ‘The Cato Street conspirators: on the memorable night of 23rd February, at the moment when Smithers, the police officer, was stabbed’. [Getty Images]

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