The felon’s cap is the noblest Crown an Irish head can wear’ – the last letters of Reginald Dunne and Joseph O’Sullivan, the assassins of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP

Reading Room, National Library of Ireland Kildare St., Dublin 2, Dublin
Ronan McGreevy

A cachet of letters in the National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland reveal the final thoughts of Dunne and O’Sullivan as they await the hangman following their conviction for murder. They were deeply spiritual men who believed they had done the right thing in slaying the man they held responsible for...