Dublin trial

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7MLB/A
  • Dates of Creation
      Aug-Dec 1912
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

Legal documents, relating to the trial of Gladys Evans, Mary Leigh, Lizzie Baker and Mabel Capper for conspiracy and assault, held at the City Commission Court in Dublin on 1 Aug 1912 and the subsequent charge brought against Mary Leigh by the City of Dublin Commission on 4 Dec 1912, later adjourned to 10 Dec 1912, for her involvement in the unlawful wounding of John Redmond M.P. including; annotated court transcript, dispositions and witness statements, describing the arson attack on the Theatre Royal, Dublin and a hatchet being thrown into the carriage of Lord Asquith on the night of 18 Jul 1912; correspondence between the Chief Crown Solicitor and Mary Leigh, concerning her upcoming court appearance and which witnesses were to be summoned; a manuscript speech written in the hand of Mary Leigh and presumably delivered by her in court; typescript extracts from newspapers reporting the trial proceedings as well as a copy of a poem about Mary Leigh written by Laurence Housman and a statement made by Bernard Shaw on her eventual release from prison.