Patrick Henry: His Life and Times

06/01/2022 10:00 am


Patrick henry

Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning
June 1, 8, 15
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Remembered best for his famous “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech, Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was a lawyer and statesman who helped lead Virginia during the Revolution and its early decades as an independent Commonwealth. Henry rose to fame in December 1763 with the Parsons’ Cause. Two years later his Stamp Act Resolves elevated himself and Virginia to the forefront of resistance against British authority. Elected the first governor of a free Virginia, Henry remained active in politics through the constitutional conventions. This course examines Henry’s life from his youth in Hanover County to his visionary role as “the man who gave the first impulse to the ball of the revolution.”

Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL). Instructor: Robert Teagle, HCC&M Executive Director. Registration here: