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Death on Ireland's Eye : The Victorian Murder Trial that Scandalised a Nation

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ISBN: 9780717188925
AuthorRuxton, Dean
Pub Date24/09/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages304
CountryIRL
Dewey364.1523
Publisher: Gill
Quick overview A secret life. A sharply divisive trial that aroused the full force of Victorian moral outrage. Death on Ireland's Eye is a modern analysis of an intriguing real life murder mystery that sheds new light on the events of the time.
€16.99

One morning in September 1852, a handsome couple stepped onto a hired boat bound for Ireland's Eye, an uninhabited island and popular tourist spot off Howth Harbour. William was an artist of considerable means and his wife, Maria, a keen swimmer.







After sunset, when the boatmen returned to collect their customers, Maria was missing. A search was mounted, and she was found dead in a lonely, rocky inlet.







The inquest ruled the death a drowning, and Maria Kirwan was laid to rest. Soon after, a startling secret sparked an investigation, Maria's exhumation and William's arrest for her murder.







The story caused a sensation: a secret life and a sharply divisive trial that aroused the full force of Victorian moral outrage. A veil of mystery has hung over Maria's death for almost 170 years. Now, this modern analysis casts more doubt over the Crown's version of events than ever before.

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One morning in September 1852, a handsome couple stepped onto a hired boat bound for Ireland's Eye, an uninhabited island and popular tourist spot off Howth Harbour. William was an artist of considerable means and his wife, Maria, a keen swimmer.







After sunset, when the boatmen returned to collect their customers, Maria was missing. A search was mounted, and she was found dead in a lonely, rocky inlet.







The inquest ruled the death a drowning, and Maria Kirwan was laid to rest. Soon after, a startling secret sparked an investigation, Maria's exhumation and William's arrest for her murder.







The story caused a sensation: a secret life and a sharply divisive trial that aroused the full force of Victorian moral outrage. A veil of mystery has hung over Maria's death for almost 170 years. Now, this modern analysis casts more doubt over the Crown's version of events than ever before.

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