The Trial of Lord Craigavon and the Orange Order before the Court of History
Lord Craigavon, James Craig (1871 – 1940), the first Prime Minister of NI, is called from the grave to answer in the Court of History the charge that the Orange Order committed treason against Ireland and Britain. The prosecutor is John Mitchel (1815 – 1875), an unrepentant physical force republican from both Young Ireland and the Fenians. Lord Edward Carson (1854 – 1935) who led the unionist opposition to Irish Home Rule defends the Orange Order against the charge of treason. Both Lawyers have returned from the grave for the occasion. Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1825 – 1868), a former Irish rebel who became a founding father of the Canadian Confederation is called as a witness for the defense – as is the murdered Mrs. Elizabeth Crozier from farming stock in Ulster. All of the ghosts are aware of what has happened in the world since they entered the grave. The audience is the jury.
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