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Author Hughes, Kieran.

Title Terror Attack Brighton : Blowing up the Iron Lady
Published Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2014
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Key Characters; Chapter 2: Thatcher's Men -- the Cabinet, June 1983-June 1987; Chapter 3: Northern Ireland Secretaries; Chapter 4: The Political Background, Self-rule, the Troubles and Reasons for Hatred; Chapter 5: Direct Rule Returns; Chapter 6: Peace Talks Progress, 1985-98: a Summary; Chapter 7: The Bombing of the Grand Hotel; Chapter 8: Paramilitary Attacks; Chapter 9: The Explosion at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, 1984; Chapter 10: The Rescue; Chapter 11: The Conference the Next Morning
Chapter 12: The Aftermath and Reactions to the BombingChapter 13: The Investigation and Trial of the Bomber; Chapter 14: A Study of the Effects of the Bombing on Peace Talks and the Politics of the Day; Chapter 15: The Post-bombing Cabinet Meeting; Chapter 16: The Wheels of Government Kept Turning Around; Chapter 17: How Close Did the IRA Really Come to Killing Margaret Thatcher?; Chapter 18: The Security Issue; Chapter 19: The Man Who Planted the Bomb -- Patrick Magee; Chapter 20: Norman Tebbit; Chapter 21: The Ban on Republican Voices in the Media
Chapter 22: In Print and in the Media -- Brushing it Under the Carpet?Chapter 23: The Good Friday Agreement; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Fire Brigade Personnel and Fire Stations Involved in the Brighton Incident; Appendix 2: A Brief Timeline of the Troubles; Appendix 3: Quotes About the Brighton Bombing; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. Certainly it was the most ambitious since the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The Provisional I.R.A. detonated a bomb at the Grand Hotel on 12th October 1984. Most of the Government were staying at the hotel at the time. The Conservative party was holding its annual conference in the town. Five people were killed in the explosion, and more than thirty were injured. It came very close to wiping out most of the Government, including the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The I.R.A.'s Patrick Magee had bo
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Subject Major, John Roy, 1943- -- Assassination attempts -- England -- London.
Thatcher, Margaret -- Assassination attempts -- England -- Brighton.
Irish Republican Army.
Terrorism -- England -- Brighton -- History -- 20th century.
Terrorism -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473842344 (electronic bk.)
9781473842342 (electronic bk.)