Clue #4: "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
Clue #5: march to the sea?
Well, we drove to the sea, but thanks for asking!
William Tecumseh Sherman
H-m-m, we're not doing so well with death masks, so I'll post this man's death mask and statue:
Clue #1- He only had one life to give for his country.
Clue #2- His country was not America, but he and his countrymen were inspired by our Revolution. They also looked to the French for help.
Clue #3- Our man attempted to organize a revolt immediately after a large, failed uprising in the late 18th century. It was ill-prepared and would prove to be fatal.
Clue #4- Our man began to manufacture weapons and explosives at a number of premises and even innovated a folding pike which could be concealed under a cloak, being fitted with a hinge. H-m-m, they've got guns and one of the largest armies of the time, and you have folding pikes...recipe for disaster!
Clue #5- Our man was caught, tried, and found guilty of high treason in 1803. High treason required that the death sentence was to be hanged, drawn and quartered. The day after the trail, our man was executed. He was hanged and then beheaded once dead. The remains were then secretly buried. It was suspected that his body had been buried secretly in the vault of a local Anglican church. When the vault was inspected in the 1950s a headless corpse that could not be identified was found. In the 1980s the church was turned into a night club and all the coffins removed from the vaults. What was done with that headless corpse is unknown.
Clue #6- One of his statues is in Washington.
Clue #7- In addition to the statue in Washington, DC residing in a park named for him, other statues of our man stand in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, a town in Iowa named for him, and in his native country.
Clue #8- His speech from the docket was not written down by our man, but has been quoted as follows:
"I am here ready to die. I am not allowed to vindicate my character; no man shall dare to vindicate my character; and when I am prevented from vindicating myself, let no man dare to calumniate me. Let my character and my motives repose in obscurity and peace, till other times and other men can do them justice. Then shall my character be vindicated; then may my epitaph be written."
Clue #1- Sextilis was officially renamed in our man's honour.
(my daughter, the Classics major just spent 6 weeks in Rome working on a paper about public buildings and civic ceremony in augustin Rome, or some such. Apparently you must have a real good time and drink lots of wine to research such a topic.)
A great general, an even better admiral?
staying in Rome.
Here's his head:
Last edited by BabySealClub; 08-10-2010 at 09:00 AM.
Uh-oh. they all kind of look alike without the rest of the statue! I'll try Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, friend of my man.
I didn't even get to break out my Richard Burton reference as my man routs him at Actium and Liz Taylors boat turns for home.
I couldn't find an Agrippa statue intact, so I thought the general/admiral reference would work, which it obviously did.
Clue #2- Our man's greatest namesake is a Unesco World Heritage site.
Clue #3- Our man was one of the so-called Five Good Emperors of Rome.
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