Scandal & Betrayal

Scandal & Betrayal

Shackleton and the Irish Crown Jewels

Large Print - 2003
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In 1907, coinciding with the visit of Edward VII to Ireland, an extraordinary discovery was made--the Irish Crown jewels had disappeared from Dublin Castle. Scotland Yard uncovered a complicated web of mystery, intrigue and scandal. The custodian of the jewels, Sir Arthur Vicars and his staff, including his co-tenant Frank Shackleton, brother of the explorer, came under intense scrutiny. The investigation revealed the existence of a homosexual circle within the Castle, including Vicars himself, Shackleton, Lord Haddo--the sun of the Kind's Viceroy in Ireland--and the King's brother-in-law, the Duke of Argyll. A spectacular Irish burglary suddenly threatened to become an international scandal...
Publisher: Anstey, England : Thorpe, 2003, c2002.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780708949450
Characteristics: xxii, 325 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hannafin, Kevin


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May 30, 2011

This is more about Irish Politics than royal jewel theft. So many players and complex political motives make a complicated story difficult to keep track of who is who. Not so much a story but rather an account of how things played out during the jewel theft. Unless you are truly intested in Irish politics of the time and the social aspects of the upper class I would skip this lengthy crime statement.

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