Anne Devlin was Robert Emmet's Romantic friend. Robert Emmet was a memeber of the United Irishmen of whom she had assisted in the French Invasion on the shores of Ireland that was halted due to bad weather conditions. Due to her actions, she was sentenced to be hung. When the punishment was about to take place, the government didn't proceed. The true punishment was the fear that she has conjured during the time that she thought she was going to be executed. Instead, the British government sent her to jail for 3 years. Robert Emmet Robert Emmet (4 March 1780 - 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. ...
Her cousins, Michael Dwyer and Arthur Devlin, partook in the 1798 Rising and were imprisoned for two and a half years with her father, Brian, who had not partaken in the Rising.
After the 1803 Rising Devlin was arrested and tortured but she refused to identify any insurgents and was imprisoned in solitary confinement for three years in a damp, underground cell in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.
AnneDevlin's entire family were also imprisoned and seven of them died in Kilmainham Gaol before her release.
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