1882 – ‘Phoenix Park murders’ – The assassination of the British chief secretary of Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish, and his under secretary, T.H. Burke. Both are stabbed to death as they walk in Dublin’s Phoenix Park by members of a nationalist secret society, the “Invincibles”.

Assassination of the newly appointed Chief Secretary of Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and his under secretary T.H. Burke. The chief secretary had arrived in Dublin only that day and was walking in the city’s Phoenix Park in the evening when set upon by members of a nationalist secret society, the Invincibles. The event occurred just […]

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