A blood red page in the history of our country29 June 2020
Our author Myles Dungan discusses one of Ireland's most infamous murders in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.
In this episode of 'Meet the authors', Myles Dungan tells us about the infamous Phoenix Park murders of 1882. The trial that followed the murders is one of the seven trials covered in his book Conspiracy: Irish political trials.
About the book:
Conspiracy focuses on the clashes, plots and perjuries that characterized seven notorious trials in Irish legal and political history between 1803 and 1916. Each trial shows how the legal system was contaminated by a political agenda and how that political agenda unwittingly incited great moments of legal drama such as the disintegration of the forger, Richard Pigott, under the cross examination of Sir Charles Russell at the Parnell Commission. It delves into the high-profile trials of Robert Emmet, Daniel O’Connell, and the turbulent court martials after the Easter Rising.
About 'Meet the authors':
'Meet the authors' is a new video series of the Royal Irish Academy. The series started in spring 2020 when the Academy had to close its doors because of Covid-19. With this series we intend to bring our authors directly to our readers' homes, to help keep our audience informed and engaged until things get back to normal. You can watch the whole series on our YouTube channel.
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