In the late 1800s, Charles Stewart Parnell was a heavyweight in Irish politics - until his affair with a woman named Katharine O'Shea came to light. Join Christine for a look at the scandal that dominated headlines and rocked the career of the so-called "Uncrowned King of Ireland".
Paul Bew, “Parnell, Charles Stewart (1846-1891)”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2004).
Frank Callahan, “Parnell [nee Wood; other married name O’Shea], Katharine (1845-1921)”, Oxford National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2004).
Myles Dungan, The Captain and the King: William O'Shea, Parnell and Late Victorian Ireland, New Island, (2009).
S.E. Fryer, "O'Shea, William Henry (1840-1905)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (1912).
Jane Jordan, ““Our Modern Code of Morals”: Public Responses to the 1890 O’Shea v. O’Shea Divorce Case”, Victorian Review, 37:2, (Fall 2011): 75-87.
F.S.L. Lyons, Charles Stewart Parnell, Oxford University Press, (1977).
Conor Mulvah, "Q & A: What was Home Rule?", Century Ireland, RTE, (2013).
Katharine O’Shea (Mrs. Parnell), Charles Stewart Parnell: His Love Story and Political Life, 2 vols, Cassell, (1914).
“Another Divorce Case”, York Herald, (30 Dec 1889), via British Library Newspapers.
“Captain O’Shea’s Action for Divorce”, Birmingham Daily Post, (3 Jan 1890), via British Library Newspapers.
"The Love Letters of Parnell", Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, (13 Sept 1913), via British Library Newspapers.
"New Parnell Letter Throws Light on Historic Tragedy", The Boston Herald, (21 Sept 1913), via Readex.
“Mr. Parnell and the Divorce Suit”, Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, (2 Jan 1890), via British Library Newspapers.
Charles S. Parnell, M.P. - Ireland, (1881), via Library of Congress.
Charles Stewart Parnell's Grave, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, (c. 1890s-1910s), via National Library of Ireland.
Katharine O'Shea in 1875, from Charles Stewart Parnell: His Love Story and Political Life, (1914).
William O'Shea as a Cornet in the 18th Hussars, from Charles Stewart Parnell: His Love Story and Political Life, (1914).
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Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)