The Death of George Wythe

Published:May 1, 2017 by Brendan Wolfe

In Season 1, Episode 2, of Not Even Past, host Brendan Wolfe tells the story of how the Founding Father George Wythe met his gruesome end. Thirty years earlier he’d signed the Declaration of Independence. On this morning, he ate a spartan breakfast of milk and strawberries, never even tasting the arsenic.

For more, read Wythe’s eulogy and records of the trial of George Wythe Sweeney.

IMAGE: Portrait of George Wythe by William H. Crossman, 1927 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)