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.

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.
TIL that Kit Harington is a direct descendant of Robert Catesby - the mastermind behind the plot ...

That whole movie is just a ruse to get Kit into parliament so he can finally carry out his ancestor's plan.

I'm a direct descendant of my dad.

I'm a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

Bullshit.

Kit's ancestor also invented the modern toilet .

Yeah indubitably

Also Christopher Lee was a direct descendant of Charlemagne, so he decided to make a power metal album about Charlemagne.

I watched a news piece on this. They made it sound like Kit Harington walked into work one day and said, "Oh yeah and I've decided I'm now related to Robert Catesby, the guy I'm playing."

Let him be proud of his mail service heritage

Somebody learns this every week

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