Robert Wintour

Robert Wintour

Infobox Criminal
subject_name = Robert Winter

image_size = 200px
image_caption = from engraving of the group
date_of_birth = 1565
place_of_birth =
date_of_death = January 30 1606)
place_of_death = London, England
charge = Conspiracy to assassinate King James I and members of the Parliament of England
penalty = hanging, drawing and quartering
status =
occupation =
spouse =
parents = George Wintour of Droitwich, Worcestershire
children =

Robert Wintour (sometimes Winter) (1565 - January 30 1606) was one of the leading members of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to assassinate James I of England and Members of Parliament. [ Robert Winter at Gunpowder] accessed August 2007]

Wintour was the rich landowing son of George Wintour of Droitwich, Worcestershire. He, and his brother Thomas Wintour became part of the group of conspirators who hid barrels of gunpowder beneath the Palace of Westminster.After the discovery of the plot, Wintour was involved with the getaway and reluctantly helped and fought at Holbeche House. [ Robert Wintour] at, accessed 8 June 2008] He and Stephen Littleton made their way across country to be hid by Stephen's uncle, Humphrey Littleton and one of his tenant farmers. After capture at Hagley Park, he was taken to London, tried for treason, convicted and executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.

It has also been confirmed that Robert Wintour attended Nottingham High School, a private school which is still going today.

ee also

* Gunpowder plot
* Guy Fawkes


* Antonia Fraser, "Faith & Treason - The Story of the Gunpowder Plot", 1996. ISBN 0-385-47189-0

External links

* [ Biography at]
* [ Descendants]

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