HISTORY

The Last Words of Military and Revolutionary Leaders

Even death couldn’t stop them

Photo by Bogdan Kupriets on Unsplash

Accused of espionage and subversion, Policarpa ‘La Pola’ Salavarrieta turned to face the Spanish firing squad. There was to be no fatal shot in the back, as was customary for traitors of the crown. Instead, La Pola, with her dying words, inspired her fellow Colombians to break free from…

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