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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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Trial and Death

Trial and Death

(p.373) Twenty-Nine Trial and Death
Wolfe Tone
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This chapter focuses on the trial and death of Theobald Wolfe Tone. It explains that Tone was aboard the French ship Hoche which was part of the French expedition sent to support the United Irishmen. Their arrival had been known to the English at the outset and the French fleet was easily defeated and Tone was captured. Tone was tried on November 10, 1798 and being certain that he would be condemned to death he attempted suicide. He died nine days after the suicide attempt on November 19.

Keywords:   Theobald Wolfe Tone, trial, death, French expedition, United Irishmen, suicide

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