The Cooper's Wife Is Missing

The Cooper's Wife Is Missing

The Trials of Bridget Cleary

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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780670892709
067089270X
9780465030873
0465030874
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 H
HV6535.I742 T564 2000
Characteristics: v, 458 p., : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Yeates, Marian
Call Number: 364.1523 H

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