#OnThisDay 1803 Thomas Russell, one of the founders of the United Irishmen was hanged, then beheaded in Downpatrick Gaol for his support of the Emmet Rebellion. Russell had tried to organise a rebellion in Ulster to link with Emmet in Dublin but it failed.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar