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The Damnation of John Donellan von Elizabeth Cooke

The Damnation of John Donellan Elizabeth Cooke

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Zusammenfassung

In August 1780 Sir Theodosius Boughton, a dissolute Old Etonian twenty-year-old and heir to a Warwickshire fortune, died in painful convulsions after taking his medicine. The following year after an inquest and trial, his brother-in-law, Captain John 'Diamond' Donellan, Irish soldier of fortune was tried for his murder. Was Donellan guilty?

The Damnation of John Donellan Zusammenfassung

The Damnation of John Donellan: A mysterious case of death and scandal in Georgian England Elizabeth Cooke

In August 1780 Sir Theodosius Boughton, a dissolute Old Etonian twenty-year-old and heir to a Warwickshire fortune, died in painful convulsions after taking his medicine. The following year after an inquest and trial which became a cause celebre, his brother-in-law, Captain John 'Diamond' Donellan, Irish soldier of fortune and man about town, was tried for his murder. The trial was a shambles. Was Donellan guilty? Based on extensive research and the engrossing trial transcripts Elizabeth Cooke's book shows the dark and violent underside of the society of Mansfield Park.

The Damnation of John Donellan Bewertungen

A masterpiece of well-founded suspicions based on first-hand evidence -- Iain Finlayson * The Times *
A fascinating account of a Georgian cause celebre ... just as Kate Summerscale did brilliantly in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Cooke focuses on legal procedure and forensic evidence to gripping effect -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday *
I read this with great enjoyment. The author has produced a forensically detailed examination of a murder with a witty picture of the social world of the gentry at the end of the eighteenth century. Her eye and ear for the period are unerring. A delight. -- Judith Flanders * The Invention of Murder *
Highly readable ... gripping * Daily Express *

Über Elizabeth Cooke

Elizabeth Cooke has been writing for over twenty years under the name Elizabeth McGregor and has published ten novels: Little White Lies was televised by the BBC and in The Ice Child she turned to a historical theme for the first time with the story of the Franklin expedition. She lives in Dorset.

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GOR003805681
9781846684838
1846684838
The Damnation of John Donellan: A mysterious case of death and scandal in Georgian England Elizabeth Cooke
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
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Profile Books Ltd
20120705
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