Treason: Betrayal and Deception

What happens when treasonous plots fail? What happens when innocent people get pulled into dangerous schemes?

In this episode of our series on treason, we explore the story of Edward Earl of Warwick, doomed by his father’s crimes, and the Cato Street Conspiracy, a failed plot to kill the entire British cabinet that was followed by a sensational trial.

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Documents from The National Archives used in this episode: KB 8/2, TS 11/202, HO 44/6/243, HO 44/6/271.

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