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Robert Wintour (1568 – 30 January 1606), and Thomas Wintour (1571 or 1572 – 31 January 1606), also spelt Winter, were members of the Gunpowder Plot, a failed conspiracy to assassinate King James I. Both were related to several other conspirators, such as their cousin, Robert Catesby, and a half-brother, John Wintour, also joined them following the plot's failure. Thomas was an intelligent and educated man, fluent in several languages and trained as a lawyer, but chose instead to become a soldier, fighting for England in the Low Countries, France, and possibly in Central Europe. By 1600, however, he changed his mind and became a fervent Catholic. He made several trips to the continent, entreating Spain on behalf of England's oppressed Catholics, and suggesting that with Spanish support, a Catholic rebellion was likely.

As a momentum was building behind a peace settlement between the two countries, Thomas's pleas fell on deaf ears. Instead, in 1604 he decided to join with Catesby, who planned to restore England to Catholicism by killing the king, and inciting a popular revolt in the Midlands, during which James's daughter, Princess Elizabeth, would be installed as titular queen. Thomas returned to the continent and again failed to elicit Spanish support, but instead met Guy Fawkes, with whom he returned to England. Robert, a devout Catholic who inherited Huddington Court near Worcester, joined the conspiracy the following year.

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PostSubject: Re: Robert and Thomas Wintour   Robert and Thomas Wintour I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 06, 2010 9:40 am

Mark Webber coy over Red Bull future
Red Bull's Mark Webber

Webber tight-lipped on Red Bull future
By Andrew Benson
BBC Sport in Sao Paolo

Red Bull driver Mark Webber has stopped short of confirming he will stay with the team next year in the wake of rumours that he could quit.

Webber, who has accused Red Bull of preferring team-mate Sebastian Vettel, has a contract for the 2011 season.

But asked by BBC Sport whether he would quit the team, Webber said: "That's a pretty big step to take.

"As long as I'm enjoying my driving and performing really well, then of course I'll be here next year."

Webber's remarks came in his post-practice news conference, at which all media were present.

In a separate conversation with BBC Sport, he added: "There's a good chance I'll stick around to have another crack at it."

I personally think Mark Webber is playing a dangerous game


Although Webber is the team's leading driver in the five-way title battle as the season comes to its climax, he has made it clear this season that he feels marginalised at Red Bull - and on Thursday here he said it was "obvious" that the team were emotionally more behind Vettel than him.

Webber trails Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by 11 points with 50 remaining in the final two races of the season in Brazil on Sunday and Abu Dhabi next weekend.

Vettel is in fourth place, behind McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, 25 points adrift of Alonso.

Webber's remarks on Thursday have increased the already tense atmosphere at Red Bull, but the 34-year-old insisted on Friday that there were no problems at the team.

"Yesterday was a few comments which I don't think were a big surprise to people, so things are fine with the team, absolutely fine," he said.

"I have a great relationship with the right people and they give me everything I need technically to have a great chance to do a very good job."

His remarks on Thursday came in a tense news conference, in which Webber uttered expletives on several occasions as he discussed his title hopes and position within Red Bull.

Team principal Christian Horner responded by insisting the team backed both drivers equally.
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Vettel plays down Red Bull rivalry

Following Webber's observations, a number of different rumours have been doing the rounds.

One suggests Webber will leave Red Bull if he wins the title; another that he will leave whether he wins it or not.

Some claim he would retire, others that he would join Fernando Alonso at Ferrari, with Felipe Massa moving elsewhere.

However, the chances of him leaving Red Bull, or even F1, must be considered unlikely. He signed his contract extension for 2011 in the summer having carefully weighed up his options, and well aware of what he sees as the team's preference for Vettel.

The 23-year-old German has come through Red Bull's driver development programme and Horner has made it clear they want to build the team around him for the future.

However, Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has said he does not mind which of his two drivers win the championship.

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