The Trial of Roger Casement

The Trial of Roger Casement

Comic Book - 2016
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"In 1911, Roger Casement was knighted by King George V for his humanitarian work. Five years later, he was hanged for treason. The Trial of Roger Casement traces the astonishing downfall of an Irishman once feted for his humanitarianism but later condemned both as a revolutionary and as a homosexual. Fionnuala Doran follows Casement's efforts to gain German support for an independent Ireland, his drive to recruit volunteers, and his subsequent arrest in County Kerry. This politically charged and enlightening graphic novel pictures Casement's three-day interrogation at Scotland Yard, his incarceration at the Tower of London, and his time in the dock at the Old Bailey. Hopes of a reprieve begin to vanish when his private diaries are seized and circulated by police, but Casement's defiance never wavers: there, in the courtroom, he delivers one of the greatest speeches of all time,"
Publisher: London :, SelfMadeHero,, 2016
ISBN: 9781910593202
Branch Call Number: GN 941.5 CAS 2016
Characteristics: 135 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 11, 2016

I already knew some of Roger Casement's story from histories of the 1916 Rising. This graphic novel did an excellent job filling in the gaps. The transitions between the different timelines were done skillfully. It balanced the text and artwork well, especially during his incredibly moving final speech. An interesting portrait of a humanitarian and freedom-fighter. Recommended for any and all history buffs.

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