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Invincibles

W. E. Gladstone (1809—1898) prime minister and author

Charles Stewart Parnell (1846—1891) politician and landowner

Lord Frederick Cavendish (1836—1882) chief secretary for Ireland

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Phoenix Park murders


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(1882)

The assassination in Phoenix Park, Dublin, of the British Chief Secretary for Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish, and his Under-Secretary, T. H. Burke, by the “Invincibles”, a terrorist splinter group of the Fenians. In the subsequent climate of revulsion against terrorism, Parnell was able to gain ascendancy over the Irish National League and strengthen the moderate Home Rule Party.


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