Republicans, Martyrology, and the Death Penalty in Britain and Ireland, 1939–1990

@article{Doyle2015RepublicansMA,
  title={Republicans, Martyrology, and the Death Penalty in Britain and Ireland, 1939–1990},
  author={David Matthew Doyle},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={703 - 722}
}
  • D. Doyle
  • Published 5 June 2015
  • History, Law
  • Journal of British Studies
Abstract This article examines the relationship between politically motivated murder, martyrdom, and the death penalty in Britain and Ireland in the period from 1939 to 1990. First, it investigates the nexus between historical experience and memory, political martyrdom, and capital punishment as it applied to Irish Republicans in Britain during the Second World War. Secondly, it examines the use of extraordinary legal powers to impose the death penalty in the Irish state during the “Emergency… 
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