THE TRIAL OF BILLY BYRNE OF BALLYMANUS

Author: Rees (Jim) Foreword by:
Year: 1996
Publisher: Dee-Jay Publications
Edition Details: First Thus
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 0951923927
Price: 15.00
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Softcover. First pub. by William McKenzie c.1799. Bill Byrne was one of the most romantic figures of the 1798 Rebellion. His monument in front of the courthouse in which he was tried in Wicklow symbolises the noble figure of folklore. But just what was his role in the rebellion? Shortly after his trial in 1799 an edited version of the transcript was published in Dublin. The testimony of crown and defence witnesses. Byrne's summation of the case against him, along with his own testimony, have provided historians with primary source material ever since. Now, for the first time in almost 200yrs, that transcript is re-issued to give a wider readership an opportunity to judge for themselves Byrne's role in the rebellion. Special features : Legalise kept to a minimum for fluidity of reading; Petition by Byrne's sisters for clemency. New inclusions : Fully indexed; "The Ballad of Billy Byrne of Ballymanus"; Account of the execution. With Epilogue and Index. 72pp. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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