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  • The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit  | Sheila Skemp

    The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit 

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sheila Skemp
    • Narrated By Catherine Dyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the king's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though Franklin entered the room as a dutiful servant of the British crown, he left as a budding American revolutionary.

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