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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sir Giles Bland

Sir Giles Bland, an avid supporter of Nathaniel Bacon in the Rebellion of 1676, had an altercation with one of the Ludwells, which ended in an exchange of gloves, and an appointment to fight a duel on the following morning. Bland appeared punctually at the hour, however, Ludwell failed to come. Then, Bland nailed the glove to the door of the State-House. Later, Bland died on the gallows for his part in the rebellion. A wrongful end, for one of the first patriots in Virginia.

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