TYNAN, Patrick J. The Irish National Invincibles and Their Times. English edition, with appendices and index.


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Illustrated. London: Chatham, 1896. First edition. Octavo. pp. xxxi, 591, + addendum. Two-tone green ribbed cloth, titled in gilt on spine. A very good copy.
By the self-styled ‘commanding officer’ of the secret revolutionary organization behind the Phoenix Park murders (1882). The book throws much light on the murders, and on the background to Parnellite and Land League politics of the 1880s and 90s. “The work was originally prepared some six years ago for circulation as a secret document amongst the Revolutionary Organisation in America. Since that time, however, matters have undergone a complete change, and now the work is being issued in the United states as a public volume” [publisher’s note]. This somewhat curtailed edition was published simultaneously with the American.
The ‘Invincibles’ were an extremist organisation in Ireland during the Land War. They were terrorists who assassinated the Police Chief, John Mallon, the Chief Secretaries, Forster and Cavendish and Under-Secretary Burke. They were opposed by the Fenians for their extremist activities. Following the trial and execution of five of their members for the Phoenix Park murders the organisation disappeared.


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