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“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.


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