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The Phoenix Park Murders

Author : Senan Molony
ISBN : 9781856355117
Genre : True Crime
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A gripping true story of assassination, conspiracy, intrigue, executions and revenge, Assassins in the Park tells the story of the most infamous crime in nineteenth century Ireland: The Phoenix Park Murders.

A Most Diabolical Deed

Author : Elaine Farrell
ISBN : 9781526102249
Genre : History
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This book examines the phenomenon of infanticide in Ireland from 1850 to 1900, examining a sample of 4,645 individual cases of infant murder, attempted infanticide and concealment of birth. Evidence for this study has been gleaned from a variety of sources, including court documents, coroners' records, prison files, parliamentary papers, and newspapers. Through these sources, many of which are rarely used by scholars, attitudes towards the crime, the women accused of the offence, and the victim, are revealed. Although infant murder was a capital offence during this period, none of the women found guilty of the crime were executed, suggesting a degree of sympathy and understanding towards the accused. Infanticide cases also allude to complex dynamics and tensions between employers and servants, parents and pregnant daughters, judges and defendants, and prison authorities and inmates. This book highlights much about the lived realities of nineteenth-century Ireland.

Cleared For Disaster

Author : Michael O'Toole
ISBN : 1856355101
Genre : History
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Explores the mysteries and stories behind the most notorious air crashes in Ireland. In those rare instances when things do go seriously wrong in flight, the results are usually horrific. We in Ireland have had a number of unfortunate and, in some cases, unexplained incidents, with deadly results. Why did the survivors of a KLM flight spend hours fighting for their lives in the Shannon mudflats while they waited for help which never came from the airport just minutes away? What really downed the Aer Lingus Viscount at Tusker Rock? Was the US Globemaster which vanished off the Irish coast really carrying an atom bomb? In a painstakingly researched book, aviation writer Michael O'Toole explores the causes, traces the lives, tragedies, skill, bravery, heroism and possible human error involved in some of our mysterious air disasters.

A Global History Of Execution And The Criminal Corpse

Author : Richard Ward
ISBN : 9781137444011
Genre : History
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Through studies of beheaded Irish traitors, smugglers hung in chains on the English coast, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the burial of executed Nazi war criminals, this volume provides a fresh perspective on the history of capital punishment. The chapters 'Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse' and 'The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England' are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.


Author : Eugene Hynes
ISBN : UOM:39015079329325
Genre : History
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In 1879 local people reported an apparition of the Virgin Mary and other supernatural personages at Knock, a poor rural village in western Ireland. In contrast to devotional or dismissive accounts, the author draws on both insiders' views and his training as a sociologist to show how the apparition was related to the local social context including economic, cultural, religious, political and historical dimensions. Drawing on new and neglected sources of evidence, Hynes pays particular attention to the individuals most directly involved including the seers, local clergy, Land League activists, various promoters, and others. The author looks through participants' eyes as much as possible. To understand what those eyes saw, the book examines the local scene for half a century before the apparition. His deep knowledge of the local context enables the author to develop understandings of key persons and events before and around the apparition. Using the Knock case, the author challenges usually accepted explanations of changes in nineteenth-century Irish Catholicism.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : WISC:89035686054
Genre : Great Britain
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Victorians Against The Gallows

Author : James Gregory
ISBN : 9780857730886
Genre : History
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By the time that Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, the list of crimes liable to attract the death penalty had effectively been reduced to murder. Yet, despite this, the gallows remained a source of controversy in Victorian Britain and there was a growing unease in liberal quarters surrounding the question of capital punishment. In this book, James Gregory examines organised efforts to abolish capital punishment in Britain and the Empire in the Victorian era, focusing particularly on the activities of the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment. The amelioration of the notoriously ‘Bloody Code’ of the British state may have limited capital punishment effectively to a small number of murderers after 1840 but, despite this, capital punishment was a matter of perennial debate, from the local arena of school debating societies to the ‘imperial Parliament’, and a topic to trouble the minds of thoughtful Victorians across the British world. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from pamphlets by abolitionists or their opponents to gallows broadsides, official inquiries, provincial newspapers, novels and short stories, Gregory studies a movement acknowledged by contemporaries to be agitating one of the ‘questions of the day’ - challenging as it did contemporary theology, state infliction of violence, and prevalent ideas about punishment. He explores important aspects such as: capital punishment debates in the ‘Lex Britannica’ of British colonies and dominions, the role of women abolitionists and the class and gendered inflexions to the ‘gallows question’, the representation of the problem of capital punishment in Victorian fiction, and the relationship between abolitionists and the Home Office which exercised the royal prerogative of mercy. While the abolitionism of Nonconformist reformers such as the Quakers and Unitarians is familiar, Gregory introduces the reader to the abolitionist debates in Jewish, secularist and spiritualist circles, and explores themes such as the imagined role of the Queen as ‘fount of mercy’ and the disturbing figure of the hangman. Studying the provincial, national and international aspects to the movement, Victorians Against the Gallows offers an important contribution to our understanding of Victorian reform activities, and Victorian culture.

British And Irish Literature And Its Times

Author : Joyce Moss
ISBN : UCSC:32106016341395
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume contains introductions and historical background to numerous British and Irish literary works.

The Encyclop Dia Britannica

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ISBN : WISC:89031754633
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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ISBN : BML:37001104322024
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