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London: Printed and sold by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court ..., [1822]. 1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustration (woodcut) ; 46 x 41 cm. James Byrne, a coachman, accused the Bishop of Clogher with making sexual advances, and the Bishop retaliated by accusing Byrne of extortionary libel. In a trial viewed as a travesty of justice, Byrne was sentenced to public flogging and a two-year prison sentence. The text includes the prosecution's jury speech and reporting from the Dubin Morning Post. The woodcut illustration depicts Byrne tethered to a rolling cart, his bare back being lashed by a uniformed guard.

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1822

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J. Catnach

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Trials (Libel) -- Ireland

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The account of the trial of Jas. Byrne at Dublin, Oct. 28, 1811, charged on the oath of the Bishop of Clogher, with accusing him of an abonimable crime: with an account of the dreadful floggings he underwent.

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