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The Damnation of John Donellan This Is A Shocking Tale Of Greed And Family Betrayal In August 1780 Sir Theodosius Boughton, A Dissolute Old Etonian Twenty Year Old And Heir To A Warwickshire Fortune, Died In Painful Convulsions After Taking His Medicine The Following Year After An Inquest And Trial Which Became A Cause Celebre, His Brother In Law, Captain John Diamond Donellan, Irish Soldier Of Fortune And Man About Town, Was Tried For His Murder The Trial Was A Shambles Was Donellan Guilty Based On Extensive Research And The Engrossing Trial Transcripts Elizabeth Cooke S Book Shows The Dark And Violent Underside Of The Society Of Mansfield Park.

➻ The Damnation of John Donellan  Free ➱ Author Elizabeth  Cooke – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Paperback
  • 289 pages
  • The Damnation of John Donellan
  • Elizabeth Cooke
  • English
  • 21 August 2017
  • 1846684838

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  1. says:

    This is the fascinating story of the delightfully named Theodosius Boughton, heir to a vast fortune and the seventh Boughton baronetcy, who died at the age of only twenty less than a year before he due to inherit Theodosius was a young man who loved life he fought in taverns, was known for his carousing, loved women and cont...


  2. says:

    The sordid underbelly of Georgian England made for very interesting reading The author s research and excellent storytelling kept me engrossed in the aftermath of the mysterious death of a debauched 20 year old aristocrat Unlike most fictional mysteries, the players in this story acted in seemingly contradictory and confusing ways, as real people do There was never a clear villain, but several people with motive and means to do away with Theodosius Boughton The train wreck of a trial was The sordid underbelly of Georgian England made for very interesting reading The author s research and excellent storytelling kept me engrossed in the aftermath of the mysterious death of a debauched 20 year old aristocrat Unlike most fictional mysteries, the players in this story acted in seemingly contradictory and confusing ways, as real people do There was never a clear villain, but several people with motive and...


  3. says:

    A fascinating read for anyone with an interest in history.John Donellan was a former army officer, returned from serving in India, who married the heiress to a title, lands and hall in Warwickshire in the 18th century The case of his accusation and trial was a cause celebre in its day and was debated for many years after.Elizabeth Cooke s book is an entertaining read that could quite easily been buried in dry facts She brings a sense of the times to the events that happened at Lawford Hall dur A fascinating read for anyone with an interest in history.John Donellan was a former army officer, returned from serving in India, who married the heiress to a title, lands and hall in Warwickshire in the 18th century The case of his accusation and trial was a cause celebre in its day and was debated for many years after.Elizabeth Cooke s book is an entertaining read that could quite easily been buried in dry facts She brings a sense of the times to the events that happened at Lawford Hall during that warm summer of 1780 The young Baronet, a headstrong womaniser, had come down with syphilis and was under the care of the local apothecary What truly happened that day in August is still shrouded in mystery and conjecture.Rumour had it that Theodocius Boughton had been poisoned ...


  4. says:

    This book was too all over the place Jumping between generations of family that share similar names several generations of Edwards for example left a large chunk of this confusing to follow A lot of the family backgrounds also seemed to be unnecessary and filler content ...


  5. says:

    Interesting, but you have to LOVE minutiae I ended up skimming the book, and don t think I missed too much.


  6. says:

    I read this book due to the poisoning aspect, which takes place in the exact same year as my current WIP, 1781 I didn t learn anything new, so I must have gotten the research right.I came away from this story disgusted by the court system in the case of John Donellan the man never had a chance.When his young brother in law dies suddenly with convulsions, after drinking a draught, Donellan is blamed for the simple fact that he has rinsed out the medicine bottle afterwards, an action that Donell I read this book due to the poisoning aspect, which takes place in the exact same year as my current WIP, 1781 I didn t learn anything new, so I must have gotten the research right.I came away from this story disgusted by the court system in the case of John Donellan the man never had a chance.When his young brother in law dies suddenly with convulsions, after drinking a draught, Donellan is blamed for the simple fact that he has rinsed out the medicine bottle afterwards, an action that Donellan never explains His BIL, soon to be a baronet, is a dissolute rogue who is already infected with syphilis He would have bankrupted the family His mother also acted in suspicious ways right before the death, but she is treated as beyo...


  7. says:

    The Damnation of John Donellan A Mysterious Case of Death and Scandal in Georgian England takes on the shocking death of Theodosius Boughton, the 20 year old heir to a fortune and baronetcy, in August 1780 Within an hour of taking a physic prescribed by his doctor, Boughton suffered convulsions and died Could he have died of natural causes or accidentally died of poisoning from his medical treatments Was he truly murdered Although there could have been many natural causes of his death or ma The Damnation of John Donellan A Mysterious Case of Death and Scandal in Georgian England takes on the shocking death of Theodosius Boughton, the 20 year old heir to a fortune and baronetcy, in August 1780 Within an hour of taking a physic prescribed by his docto...


  8. says:

    This book is excruciatingly researched My eyes crossed with irritation as I read the minutiae of the legal system in 18th century England If you are outraged by the fact that the aristocracy would always throw the non aristocracy to the wolves, if you love endless genealogies of families who give their first male child the same name in one instance ALL their children , then this book is for you If you aren t excited by interpreting history by today s standards knowledge, forget i This book is excruciatingly researched My eyes crossed with irritation as I read the minutiae of the legal system in 1...


  9. says:

    This book COULD have been promising, but it is another case of an author thinking that what they think is fascinating will enthrall everyone else Cooke is repetitive, stating and restating the same piece of evidence over and over, while mentioning other important pieces of the mystery once See motive children Also, if readers don t understand the English judicial system, they can look into it on their own Once again, I am left asking WHY DO I CARE What is this saying about anything This book COULD have been promising, but it is another case of an author thinking that what they think is ...


  10. says:

    Being of a shy, retiring, modest frame of mind, I gave it five stars..Two years in the making, and I enjoyed every minute The Boughton family were a revelation, but, as breathtaking as they were, it was nothing to t...

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