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Henry Clay Historian Offers Complicated, Unflinching Story Of The Great Compromiser

Ashland The Henry Clay Estate

Henry Clay was a respected statesman, but he also received criticism during his lifetime for drinking, gambling, womanizing, fighting in duels and his religious views. How does the official historian at Ashland the Henry Clay Estate handle the not so savory sides of the Great Compromiser?  He gives a series of warts and all public talks on his subject.  Eric Brooks recently brought his Sins as Thick as Mice: The Vices of Henry Clay presentation to the Tates Creek Branch of the Lexington Public Library and afterward spoke one on one with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

Eric Brooks, curator at Ashland The Henry Clay Estate talks one on one with WUKY's Alan Lytle

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