The Damnation of John Donellan(2011)
A Mysterious Case of Death and Scandal in Georgian England
A non fiction book by Elizabeth Cooke
In August 1780 Sir Theodosius Boughton, a dissolute Old Etonian twenty-year-old and heir to a Warwickshire fortune, died in painful convulsions after taking his medicine. The following year after an inquest and trial which became a cause celebre, his brother-in-law, Captain John 'Diamond' Donellan, Irish soldier of fortune and man about town, was tried for his murder. The trial was a shambles. Was Donellan guilty? Based on extensive research and the engrossing trial transcripts Elizabeth Cooke's book shows the dark and violent underside of the society of Mansfield Park.
Used availability for Elizabeth Cooke's The Damnation of John Donellan
October 2012 : USA Hardback
August 2011 : UK Hardback
July 2012 : UK Paperback