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Robert Emmet: The Making of a Legend


Robert Emmet was the leader of the doomed July 1803 rebellion. After a rapidly convened trial he was executed for treason by the British government in September 1803. He quickly became a legend, fuelled by his speech from the dock after the judge pronounced sentence, his doomed romance with Sarah Curran (whose father, a Patriot advocate, had refused to help Emmet), the moving scenes from his last night in prison, and his courage and defiance at the scaffold. His speech, 'When my country takes her place among the nations of ...

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Robert Emmet: The Making of a Legend
2004, Profile Books(GB), London

ISBN-13: 9781861976789

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Robert Emmet: The Making of a Legend
2003, Profile Books(GB), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861976437


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