Did Patrick Henry ever do anything he's credited with?
June 12, 2005 12:04 PM Subscribe
Did Patrick Henry ever do anything he's credited with? Especially all those stirring phrases that he is supposed to have said. I read in Made in America by Bill Bryson that Patrick Henry had been rather uninteresting buffoon but that a later biographer had claimed that he said all these great things.
posted by Kattullus to society & culture (17 answers total)
Wikipedia has the standard story, and everywhere else my google-fu has taken me. Is Bill Bryson full of it or is the myth so entrenched that no amount of truth can dislodge it?