Hanover County Courthouse is the place where Patrick Henry practiced law and argued the case accusing King George III of tyranny in overturning colonial law without regard to the wishes of his subjects.

Hanover Courthouse

Hanover County Courthouse is the place where Patrick Henry practiced law and argued the case accusing…

Patrick Henry making his great speech.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry making his great speech.

An illustration of Patrick Henry a man who served as the post-colonial Governor of Virginia and was also a prominent figure in the American Revolution. He is known as one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Patrick Henry

An illustration of Patrick Henry a man who served as the post-colonial Governor of Virginia and was…

Patrick Henry, born in 1736, was an active figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is remembered as one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolution and the republic. He was strong in his denunciations of corruption in government officials and his defense of historic rights June 6, 1799. In 1798 President John Adams nominated Henry special emissary to France, but he had to decline because of failing health. At the urging of Washington was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates as a Federalist. Three months prior to taking his seat in the state legislature, he died of stomach cancer on June 6, 1799, while at Red Hill, his family's large plantation.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry, born in 1736, was an active figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for…

A drawing of the courtroom scene when Patrick Henry said his famous speech, "Give me liberty or give me death."

"Give me liberty or give me death!"

A drawing of the courtroom scene when Patrick Henry said his famous speech, "Give me liberty or give…

Statue of Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary, in Richmond, Virginia.

Statue of Patrick Henry at Richmond, VA

Statue of Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary, in Richmond, Virginia.

"St. John's Church, Richmond, VA. Where the famous orator Patrick Henry made is great speech." -Gordy, 1916

St. John's Church

"St. John's Church, Richmond, VA. Where the famous orator Patrick Henry made is great speech." -Gordy,…

An illustration of George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton on horses on their way to Philadelphia, as delegates to the First Continental Congress.

George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton

An illustration of George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton on horses on their way to…