Execution of UI Leader James Dickey 1798

#OnThisDay 1798 James Dickey (22), a Presbyterian United Irishmen leader was executed in Belfast. Dickey refused a hood from the hangman & apparently said to the crowd, “Don’t think gentlemen, I am ashamed to show my face among you, I am dying for my country!”

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