Who Killed Honor Bright?

Who Killed Honor Bright? : How W. B. and George Yeats Caused the Fall of the Irish Free State

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Authorities in the new Irish Free State harassed and murdered Honor Bright before maligning her as a prostitute and acquitting her assassin. The newly founded Garda Siochana spread deceitful rumours and coerced witnesses to conceal Honor's true identity and the real reason for her death. False evidence, perjury and the silencing of potential witnesses led to huge public demonstrations, but newspapers were coerced into printing only authorised stories or else face the consequences from the Garda or Ministry of Justice. Find out why political support moved away from the Free State towards an independent Republic from 1926, and why so many were killed or fled Ireland in the process. Find out what part William Butler Yeats and his wife George played.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 503g
  • Southam, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 14 black & white photographs
  • 1909275026
  • 9781909275027

Table of contents

A Buddha, hand at rest, hand lifted up that blest A Sphinx with woman breast and lion paw And right between these two a girl at play The Three Old Rascals The Tyrants That Spat Oedipus's Child Descends into the Loveless Dust Ruin, Wreck and Wrack 'Legendary' Honor Bright
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Fascinating. I find the story you've told quite plausible for political and other reasons. Good luck with your work. It will be an uphill battle, given the story's very controversial nature; Professor Kerby Miller.
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About Patricia Hughes

Patricia Hughes has lectured at Warwick University and holds a Bachelor's degree in German and a Master's in Politics.
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