Thomas Russell, United Irishmen leader executed today at Downpatrick 1803

#OnThisDay 1803 Thomas Russell, one of the founders of the United Irishmen was hanged, then beheaded in Downpatrick Gaol for his part in the Emmet Rebellion. Russell, who was imprisoned for years before and after the 1798 Rebellion, had upon his freedom, tried to organise a rebellion in Ulster to link with Emmet in Dublin but it failed. #Ireland #History

Thomas Russell

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