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    Theobald Wolfe Tone

    Theobald Wolfe Tone’s place in the pantheon of Irish republican heroes has been secure since his death in November 1798.    It is now widely accepted that he probably took his own life.   But why was his reputation not damaged by the then criminal and immoral character of his death asks historian, Georgina Laragy who discussed his death and the culture of suicide in 18th century Ireland.  Letter before his death; Theobald Wolfe Tone [To his father; transcribed from original MS in National Library of Ireland] Provost Prison, Dublin Barracks, 10 November 1798 Dear Sir, I hope you will not ...


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