Letters tell of a forger exposed

Due to be sold at Adam's this month, the archive of Sir Charles Russell throws the spotlight on one of the most thrilling courtroom episodes in Irish legal history.

13th April, 2013
Charles Stewart Parnell: a victim of forger Richard Pigott, whose activities were exposed in court by Sir Charles Russell QC.

Due to be sold at Adam's this month, the archive of Sir Charles Russell throws the spotlight on one of the most thrilling courtroom episodes in Irish legal history.

It all began in 1882 with the Phoenix Park murders. Two leading members of the British government in Ireland were stabbed to death in the park - chief secretary for Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish (on the very day he arrived in the country) and the permanent...

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