This Day in History: Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin, Ireland (1882)

This Day in History:
Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin, Ireland (1882)

In 1882, Lord Frederick Cavendish, British secretary for Ireland, and Thomas Henry Burke, his undersecretary, were assassinated as they were walking in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. They were stabbed to death by members of a radical splinter group of the Fenian movement called the “Invincibles.” Two of those arrested turned state’s evidence, five were hanged, and three were sentenced to prison. What was the political aftermath of the assassinations? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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