#OTD in 1795 – Death of Reverend William Jackson of the United Irishmen Society.

Reverend William Jackson returns from France, unaware that his travelling companion, John Cockayne, is a spy; Jackson is arrested and found guilty of high treason; he commits suicide in the dock by taking poison. Jackson had liaised between France and United Irishmen leaders in an effort to get support for an Irish rebellion. Betrayed by […]

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#OTD in 1795 – Death of Reverend William Jackson of the United Irishmen.

Reverend William Jackson returns from France, unaware that his travelling companion, John Cockayne, is a spy; Jackson is arrested and found guilty of high treason; he commits suicide in the dock by taking poison. Jackson had liaised between France and United Irishmen leaders in an effort to get support for an Irish rebellion. Betrayed by […]

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1795 – Death of Reverend William Jackson of the United Irishmen.

Reverend William Jackson returns from France, unaware that his travelling companion, John Cockayne, is a spy; Jackson is arrested and found guilty of high treason; he commits suicide in the dock by taking poison. Jackson had liaised between France and United Irishmen leaders in an effort to get support for an Irish rebellion. Betrayed by […]

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