Junius Brutus Booth "What is in a name?"

By The History Detectives Team
9 July 2009
Category: Viewer Mailbag

Comment from viewer Pattie Williams:

After I watched your story on the letter from John Wilkes Booth's father to Andrew Jackson, I Googled "Junius Brutus Booth" and found out he was named for Marcus Junius Brutus who was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar!

I just found it ironic that this man had by his name an assassination in his past then his son was to assassinate the President of the U.S.

Thanks for great stories tonight. I am enjoying the show.

Pattie Williams

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