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A thrilling account of the events surrounding the execution of three Fenians known as the Manchester Martyrs. Their execution during a turbulent period of Irish history in 1867 united the Irish people in a patriotic fervour and outrage not matched until 1916. The events surrounding the dramatic rescue of Fenian leaders (resulting in the Martyrs' execution) attracted worldwide attention and sparked anti-British protests across the globe. Their trial is one of the most infamous British court cases of the nineteenth century and their hanging was Britain's last public multiple execution. In 2006 Bertie Ahern announced that the Irish government would grant the Martyrs a full state funeral and re-inter them in a grave at Glasnevin Cemetery. The plan foundered because their remains could not be located at that time. This book reveals the location of the remains and explains why they will never be returned to Ireland.
Table of Contents
|'Ireland Made Me'||p. 19|
|Manchester: Home from Home||p. 57|
|A Declaration of War||p. 87|
|'Wild Panic'||p. 122|
|'Hot Haste and Hot Blood'||p. 146|
|'My Blood Will Rise'||p. 177|
|Twenty-one Days||p. 203|
|Valiant Souls||p. 239|
|'Hot and Bitter Tears'||p. 252|
|Appendix 1||p. 292|
|Appendix 2||p. 308|
|Appendix 3||p. 310|
|Appendix 4||p. 312|
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