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The Tichborne claimant : a Victorian sensation

Author: Rohan McWilliam
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon Continuum, 2007.
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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.
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McWilliam, Rohan.
Tichborne claimant.
London : Hambledon Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)609235159
Named Person: Arthur Orton; Roger Charles Doughty-Tichborne; Roger Charles Doughty-Tichborne; Arthur Orton; Arthur Orton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rohan McWilliam
ISBN: 1852854782 9781852854782
OCLC Number: 64966716
Description: xii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The man from Wagga Wagga --
Enter the claimant --
Going to law --
The courtroom --
Stumping the country --
The great trial at bar --
The Magna Charta Association --
The people's candidate --
Tichborne radicalism --
After Kenealy --
pt. 2. In search of the claimant --
Spectacle --
Singing the claimant --
The freeborn Briton --
Melodrama --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Rohan McWilliam.
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In 1865, a butcher from Australia proclaimed himself to be the English aristocrat, Sir Roger Tichborne, thought to have died at sea many years before. He insisted on restoration of Tichborne  Read more...

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