Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The extraordinary case in 1874 of the Tichborne Claimant generated the longest trial, to that point, in British legal history. The case divided the nation along political, religious and social lines, and the campaign for justice for the Claimant proved a focus for political activism between the defeat of the Chartists and rise of the Labour Party. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
The extraordinary case in 1874 of the Tichborne Claimant generated the longest trial, to that point, in British legal history. Was the stout man claiming to be the vanished Sir Roger Tichborne really who he said he was; or was he Arthur Orton, a butcher from Wagga Wagga in Australia? Was he the public school educated rightful heir to a landed estate or an ill-educated fraud? Why, if he was a fraud, had the dowager Lady Tichborne recognised him? And what was the truth about his tattoo?
The trial mesmerised the British public and led to furious debate, to the extent that several newspapers were devoted entirely to the case and a Tichbornite candidate won a seat in Parliament. The case divided the nation along political, religious and social lines, and the campaign for justice for the Claimant proved a focus for political activism between the defeat of the Chartists and rise of the Labour Party.
Über den Autor: Rohan McWilliam is Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University and author of Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England and the editor (with Kelly Boyd) of The Victorian Studies Reader (2007).
Buchbeschreibung Hambledon Continuum, 2007., 2007. 1st edition. 8vo. [xiii] + 363pp. B/w. illustrations. Original boards, small chip to d/w. otherwise very good. ISBN 9781852854782 US$14. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 140786
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Buchbeschreibung London Continuum Books 2007, 2007. Buchzustand: As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, first impression. Publisher's orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and orange endpapers. Clear, removable, archival protective sleeve fitted to dust-jacket. Octavo. pp. xii, 363, 38 text illustrations and 14 plates. A book in Fine condition in a Fine dust-jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 101105
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Hardback. Buchzustand: new. BRAND NEW, The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation, Rohan McWilliam, It was called the 'Tichborne Romance' and it became the greatest cause-celebre of the Victorian age. In 1865, a butcher from Wagga Wagga in Australia proclaimed himself to be the English aristocrat, Sir Roger Tichborne, thought to have died at sea many years before. He fetched up in England and insisted on the restoration of the Tichborne inheritance. Some believed him (including many who had known Roger Tichborne) even though he looked nothing like the original. Others insisted that the butcher was an impostor. The Tichborne Claimant's appearance triggered two of the longest trials in English legal history and divided the nation. The public was fascinated by the lurid revelations from the courtroom about seduction, corruption and intrigue amongst both Britain's elite and in the back streets of London. The Claimant became a hero to the working class who insisted that he was genuine and backed a bizarre campaign to support him. An MP was even elected to parliament on the back of the Tichborne cause, which became one of the largest popular agitations of the modern era. Was the Claimant a butcher or a baronet? Rohan McWilliam employs this colourful and sensational story to explore the mentality of the Victorians. From the Australian Bush to the pubs and music halls of London's East End, the book reconstructs the flamboyant exploits of the Claimant and the stories he told about himself. McWilliam recreates the extraordinary personalities that the Claimant attracted including his barrister, Edward Kenealy (an Irish lawyer who saw himself as a religious prophet), the spiritualist Georgina Weldon and the swashbuckling demagogue John De Morgan. In this multi-layered cultural history, McWilliam investigates the case by exploring radical politics, legal London, popular souvenirs, Staffordshire figurines, street music, comedy and melodrama. The book makes the case for seeing the Tichborne cause as an unlikely but vital moment in Britain's political and social development. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B9781852854782
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