History Nugget #15: August 2019

“the evils I have caused America, now that the dream has been removed from my eyes and my penitence has left me prostrate in bed: from here I can see, far off, the gallows upon which I shall be executed, and with each moment I breathe out pieces of my soul and feel that, before I die once and for all, I shall die a thousand times of shame for my excesses.”

Father Miguel Hidalgo at his trial.

Henderson, Timothy J. The Mexican Wars for Independence. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009, p. 104.

  3 comments for “History Nugget #15: August 2019

  1. August 3, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    What a great quote. It really reflects the remorse someone can feel after they take their cause to the extreme of violence.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Wow – this is so eloquent, and so remorseful.

    Liked by 1 person

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