John Wright (Gunpowder Plot)


John Wright (Gunpowder Plot)

Infobox Criminal
subject_name = John Wright


image_size = 120px
image_caption = John Wright
date_of_birth = 13 January 1568
place_of_birth = Welwick, Yorkshire
date_of_death = 8 November 1605
place_of_death = Holbeach House, Staffordshire
charge = Conspiracy to assassinate King James I and members of the houses of the Parliament of England
penalty = never arrested
status =
occupation =
spouse =
parents = Robert Wright
children =

John Wright (13 January 1568 [cite web |url=http://www.britannia.com/history/j-wright.html|publisher=Britannia.com|title=John Wright|accessdate=2008-03-21 ] - 8 November 1605) was a swordsman who was part of the original Catholic group who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605. He left the group halfway through the plot.

Biography

John Wright was born in Yorkshire. He was educated at St Peter's school in York - the same as his school friends Edward Oldcorne and Christopher Wright and Guy Fawkes . [http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/oldcorne.asp Gunpowder-plot.org] accessed 6 July 2008]

His brother Christopher Wright was also one of the conspirators. John was killed, along with his brother, in a firefight at Holbeache house in Staffordshire on 8th November 1605.

References

ee also

* Gunpowder plot
* Robert Catesby


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