Shooting Victoria PDF/EPUB å Hardcover
- 669 pages
- Shooting Victoria
- Paul Thomas Murphy
- 12 October 2016 Paul Thomas Murphy
❰Ebook❯ ➩ Shooting Victoria Author Paul Thomas Murphy – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk During ueen Victoria’s 64 year reign no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life Murphy follows each would be assassin and the repercussions of their actions illuminating daily life in Victor During ueen Victoria’s year reign no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life Murphy follows each would be assassin and the repercussions of their actions illuminating daily life in Victorian England the development of the monarchy under ueen Victoria and the evolution of the attacks in light of evolving social issues and technologyThere was Edward Oxford a bartender who dreamed of becoming an admiral who was simply shocked when his attempt to shoot the pregnant ueen and Prince consort made him a madman in the world’s eyes There was hunchbacked John Bean who dreamed of historical notoriety in a publicized treason trial and William Hamilton forever scarred by the ravages of the Irish Potato Famine Roderick MacLean enabled Victoria to successfully strike insanity pleas from Britain’s legal process Most threatening of all were the “dynamitards” who targeted her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee—who signaled the advent of modern terrorism with their publicly focused attackFrom these cloak and dagger plots to Victoria’s brilliant wit and steadfast courage Shooting Victoria is historical narrative at its most thrilling complete with astute insight into how these attacks actually revitalized the British crown at a time when monarchy was uickly becoming unpopular abroad While thrones across Europe toppled the ueen’s would be assassins contributed greatly to the preservation of the monarchy and to the stability that it enjoys today After all as Victoria herself noted “It is worth being shot at—to see how much one is loved”.