How widespread the Cato Street conspiracy was is uncertain. It was a time of unrest; rumours abounded. Chase notes that, "the London-Irish community and a number of trade societies, notably shoemakers, were prepared to lend support, while unrest and awareness of a planned rising were widespread in the industrial north and on Clydeside".
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- Elie Halevy, The Liberal Awakening 1815-1930 [A History of the English People In The Nineteenth Century - vol. II] (1949), pp. 80–84.
- Malcolm Chase, "Thistlewood, Arthur (bap. 1774, d. 1820)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).