The Irish are celebrated at home and abroad as explorers, freedom fighters and great writers and artists, but for every Tom Crean, Bernardo O'Higgins or James Joyce, there is a Hugh Gough, Antoine Walsh or Luke Ryan. This book is about the Irish slavers, grave robbers, duellists, conmen, drug-lords and killers who wreaked havoc around the world. Includes;

  • Burke & Hare grave-robbers turned murderers who supplied cadavers to the medical schools of nineteenth-century Edinburgh.
  • Sir Hugh Gough, a Limerick man who commanded the British troops in the first Opium war against China.
  • James 'Sligo' Jameson who was rumoured to have fallen into madness and cannibalism in the Congo in 1888 … and many more!
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ISBN 9781847172990
Author Joe O'Shea
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 21 Sep 2012
Format Paperback
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Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem

The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish history that wreaked havoc around the world.

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