Fenian explosion at Clerkenwell Prison: 1867
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Fenian explosion at Clerkenwell Prison: 1867

J. Wood

© Museum of London

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This aquatint shows the explosion at Clerkenwell Prison caused by a bomb planted by the Irish Republican Brotherhood. The bomb was an attempt by the Republicans to free seven arrested associates. The explosion ripped the prison wall and demolished a row of houses killing several residents including two children and wounding sixty eight.




1867 AD - 1867 AD

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