Monday June 1, 2020

History sale prompts us to pick up a pen

The History Sale – Easter 2016, April 19

10th April, 2016
The Birmingham Six – An Appalling Vista

The Adam’s sale this week spans eight centuries, from a 13th-century King John halfpenny (€100-€200), to an account of a monstrous 20th-century miscarriage of justice.

The Birmingham Six: An Appalling Vista, tells the story of the wrongful conviction of six men – five of whom were originally from Belfast, and one from Derry – for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings. Nitroglycerine forensic evidence believed to prove that they had handled explosives...

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