Thomas Paine died.
Paine was a man who lived up to his name!
He started as an excise officer & wrote a pamphlet calling for better salaries.
He was fired.
He went to America & supported the revolution, he campaigned for complete American independence from Britain.
He coined the phrase “The United States of America” & was given a farm near New York by George Washington.
Then he returned to England & wrote “The Rights of Man”, among other things advocated the abolition of the monarchy.
He was accused of sedition & exiled.
He went to France & drafted a new constitution for the revolution but then didn’t agree that Louis XVI should go to the guillotine.
For this he was jailed then deported.
He went back to America, died & was buried on his farm.
His bones were dug up & brought back to England, but as soon as they reached our shores they were lost.