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From Dublin to Devil's Island - The Life & Crimes of Vere Goold

In 1879 Vere Goold was a celebrity in Ireland. After winning Ireland’s first tennis championship, he reached the prestigious Wimbledon final later in the year.

Exactly 30 years later he would die in the most notorious prison in the world – Devil’s Island.

Known as the 'dry guillotine' the conditions in the French penal colony were horrendous.

However few had sympathy for the Irish aristocrat.

His crime had been unspeakable and shocked the world.

This is the Life & Crimes of Vere Goold.


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