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The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man who sent Charles by Geoffrey Robertson

By Geoffrey Robertson

Charles I waged civil wars that rate one in ten Englishmen their lives. yet in 1649 parliament was once not easy positioned to discover a attorney with the ability and bold to prosecute a King who used to be above the legislations: finally the fellow they briefed was once the novel barrister, John Cooke.

Cooke was once a plebeian, son of a negative farmer, yet he had the braveness to deliver the King's trial to its dramatic end: the English republic. Cromwell appointed him as a reforming leader Justice in eire, yet in 1660 he was once dragged again to the previous Bailey, attempted and brutally executed.

John Cooke was once the bravest of barristers, who risked his personal existence to make tyranny against the law. He originated definitely the right to silence, the 'cab rank' rule of advocacy and the obligation to behave free-of-charge for the terrible. He carried out the 1st trial of a Head of nation for waging battle on his personal humans - a forerunner of the prosecutions of Pinochet, Miloševic and Saddam Hussein, and a long-lasting suggestion to the fashionable international.

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To his horror, the man turned out to be Shanks. This encounter was a pivotal moment in his life, and in his autobiography he offered a dramatic depiction of it. Although it is, of course, unlikely that he remembered the actual words of that long-ago conversation, he assigned dialogue to himself and the editor as though they were characters in a novel. Riis often used the tools of fiction writing in his nonfiction work. Working for the Tribune was a perfect fit for Riis, one of the most eloquent champions of plain people.

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This encounter was a pivotal moment in his life, and in his autobiography he offered a dramatic depiction of it. Although it is, of course, unlikely that he remembered the actual words of that long-ago conversation, he assigned dialogue to himself and the editor as though they were characters in a novel. Riis often used the tools of fiction writing in his nonfiction work. Working for the Tribune was a perfect fit for Riis, one of the most eloquent champions of plain people. 59 J ACOB R IIS desperate people, giving his scenes a poignancy that spoke directly to the readers’ emotions.

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