Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria
A historical investigation into one of the most serpentine attempts on Queen Victoria‚e(tm)s life that reveals for the first time the true instigator at the heart of government.
‚eĘ There were eight attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria during her long reign; four of them were of Irish origin. The most serious of all was the ‚e~Jubilee Plot‚e(tm), a conspiracy apparently hatched in New York by the Fenian Brotherhood to blow up the Queen, her family and most of the British Cabinet with dynamite at the great service of thanksgiving to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her accession, held at Westminster Abbey in June 1887.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hugh_ashton - LibraryThing
A little disappointing. I had no idea of the extent of the Irish nationalist terrorist activities in the 19th century, nor the massive support given to terrorists in the US (for example some convicted ... Read full review
FENIAN FIRE: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen VictoriaUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A true-life Day of the Jackal, set a century earlier and involving as many tangled subplots.Queen Victoria, writes British journalist Campbell (The Maharaja's Box, 2002), was no stranger to ... Read full review