Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell and George the Third…

Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell and George the Third…

Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell and George the Third… --Patrick Henry

Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell and George the Third [At this point, Henry was interrupted by cries of “Treason!” from delegates who easily recognized the reference to assassinated leaders. Henry paused briefly, then calmly finished his sentence:] …may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.

Patrick Henry

Year: 1765
Context: Speech on the Stamp Act, Virginia House of Burgesses

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