“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 [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.
Context: Speech on the Stamp Act, Virginia House of Burgesses