A free re-enactment of the "Parson's Cause" case that propelled Patrick Henry to fame will be held in the historic Hanover Courthouse that served as the real-life setting for the event. Henry's arguments in the "Parson's Cause" took place on December 1, 1763. During this case, Henry thundered against the King of England's disavowal of a law passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses. The case transformed Henry from an obscure country lawyer to a political leader and established part of the foundation for the American Revolution. The re-enactment will begin at 11 a.m. and last 45 minutes. The re-enactments are staged by The Parson's Cause Foundation Inc., a non-profit corporation whose mission is to sponsor re-enactments of and promote the historical importance of The Parson's Cause. Future re-enactments are scheduled every Saturday through August 24. For more information call 837-4900.
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