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The Burning of Bridget Cleary By Angela Bourke

The Burning of Bridget Cleary
by Angela Bourke

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When 26-year-old Bridget Cleary disappeared from her cottage in rural Ireland in 1895, the townspeople claimed she was "away with the fairies". But the real Bridget was lying in a shallow grave after being burned to death by her husband and nine of his friends and neighbors. This true story is a fascinating account of a harrowing murder that would become an international scandal. of photos.
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The Burning of Bridget Cleary by Angela Bourke

In 1895, Bridget Cleary, a strong-minded and independent young woman, disappeared from her house in rural Tipperary. At first her family claimed she had been taken by fairies-but then her badly burned body was found in a shallow grave. Bridget's husband, father, aunt, and four cousins were arrested and tried for murder, creating one of the first mass media sensations in Ireland and England as people tried to make sense of what had happened. Meanwhile, Tory newspapers in Ireland and Britain seized on the scandal to discredit the cause of Home Rule, playing on lingering fears of a savage Irish peasantry. Combining historical detective work, acute social analysis, and meticulous original scholarship, Angela Bourke investigates Bridget's murder.

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The Burning of Bridget Cleary by Angela Bourke
Angela Bourke
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