The Duke of Wellington Kidnapped

The Duke of Wellington  Kidnapped

Over fifty years later, author Alan Hirsch delves into the facts of the case via court documents, National Gallery archives, previously unseen materials, and interviews with people involved in the theft and trial.

Author: Alan Hirsch

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619027718

Category: True Crime

Page: 274

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One of art history’s most notorious crimes is solved in this true caper that reads “like a finely tuned suspense thriller” (Publishers Weekly). In 1961, a thief broke into London’s National Gallery and committed the most sensational art heist in British history by stealing the museum’s prized painting, Francisco Goya’s The Duke of Wellington. Despite international attention and a tireless investigation, the case remained unsolved for four years—until an elderly gentleman named Kempton Bunton confessed to the crime. Shortly after turning himself in, Bunton invoked an obscure law to maintain his innocence. He maintained that stealing the painting wasn’t a crime because he intended to return it—an improbable defense strategy that led to a bizarre courtroom drama and an extraordinary verdict. Over fifty years later, author Alan Hirsch delves into the facts of the case via court documents, National Gallery archives, previously unseen materials, and interviews with people involved in the theft and trial. Here, in this “intriguing addition to the annals of modern art history” Hirsh reveals shocking new evidence and solves the infamous crime that riveted a nation (Booklist).
Categories: True Crime

Master Crook s Crime Academy Classes in Kidnapping Safecracking for Students

Master Crook s Crime Academy  Classes in Kidnapping   Safecracking for Students

Understand?” The princess glowered. “We understand. Now untie us.” * The
Duke of Wellington leaned close to Mayor Twistle and breathed in his face. “I
have heard stories about your work in Garth Court,” he said, waving a hand
towards the ...

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407197500

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Train at the world's first crime academy! Laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES. 2 books in 1! Want to rob the rich and give to the poor? Worried about getting caught? Then why not train at the world's first crime academy! Book 1: Classes in Kidnapping Book 2: Safecracking for Students
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Kidnapped Squatter

The Kidnapped Squatter

LIFE OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON . By the Rev. G. R. GLEIG . Crown 8vo . 35
. 6d . WENDT ( Ernest Emil ) .— PAPERS ON MARITIME LEGISLATION , with a
Translation of the German Mercantile Laws relating to Maritime ComRoyal 8vo .

Author: Andrew Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006710958

Category: Adventure stories, Australian

Page: 227

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Categories: Adventure stories, Australian

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

There, in the living room, sat his two companions: his old girlfriend, a rather large
young woman, an apprentice opera singer, and a young Englishman, an old
Etonian with a nose like the Duke of Wellington's and a chin like Prince Charles's.

Author: Charles Fox

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250295965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 449

This title was previously published as Uncommon Youth The true account behind the glamorous life and tragic times of J. Paul Getty III, whose kidnapping made headlines in 1973, as seen in Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World and the FX series Trust by Danny Boyle J. Paul ("Little Paul") Getty III, the grandson of Getty Oil founder J. Paul Getty, may have been cursed by money and privilege from the moment he was born. Falling in with the wrong people and practically abandoned by his famous family, Getty was a child of his international jet set era, moving from Marrakesh to Rome, nightclubs to well-appointed drug dens. His high-profile kidnapping defined the decade—and was permanently memorable for the ear that was mailed to his mother as evidence of the kidnappers' intentions. Kidnapped is richly reported, and includes many interviews with Getty himself conducted from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, that raise new angles about the case. How much did Getty acquiesce to the kidnappers? Why wouldn't his rich-as-Croesus grandfather pay the ransom, which began at the equivalent of $550,000 in lire and bulged to 3.6 million as the months dragged on? Charles Fox began following and researching this story since the days shortly after Getty's disappearance. Fox's writing captures the voices of models and maids, mistresses and mothers, carabinieri and club-owners, drug dealers and drivers, alongside the Getty family members themselves to paint an evocative portrait of an era and one of its most misunderstood participants.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Landmark Cases in Revenue Law

Landmark Cases in Revenue Law

27 T Grant, Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories (London, John Murray, 2015) ch
7; A Hirsch, The Duke of Wellington Kidnapped: The Incredible True Story of the
Art Heist That Shocked a Nation (Berkeley CA, Counterpoint, 2016). 28 'The ...

Author: John Snape

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509912254

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 507

In an important addition to the series, this book tells the story of 20 leading revenue law cases. It goes well beyond technical analysis to explore questions of philosophical depth, historical context and constitutional significance. The editors have assembled a stellar team of tax scholars, including historians as well as lawyers, practitioners as well as academics, to provide a wide range of fresh perspectives on familiar and unfamiliar decisions. The whole collection is prefaced by the editors' extended introduction on the peculiar significance of case-law in revenue matters. This publication is a thought provoking and engaging showcase of tax writing that is accessible equally to specialists and non-specialists.
Categories: Law

Life Military and Civil of the Duke of Wellington

Life  Military and Civil  of the Duke of Wellington

... its strongholds treacherously seized upon ; its King and Royal Family
kidnapped ; its revenues plundered ; laws defied ... of April , 1808 , Sir Arthur
Wellesley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant - General ; on 58 LIFE OF
WELLINGTON .

Author: William Hamilton Maxwell

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101060765623

Category:

Page: 497

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The Life of the Duke of Wellington with Anecdotes of the Battle of Waterloo

The Life of the Duke of Wellington  with Anecdotes of the Battle of Waterloo

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON . 27 altered their destination . On that day , the
people of Madrid , exasperated alike by the manner in which their prince had
been kidnapped , and the insolence with which the French pretended to set
foreigner ...

Author: Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020063176

Category:

Page:

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Life of the Duke of Wellington

Life of the Duke of Wellington

... for Spain had been forced into an alliance with France , and had been several
years at open war with England . But the unprincipled invasion of Spain and
Portugal by Buonaparte , his kidnapping the Spanish royal family , and the insults
 ...

Author: Charles MacFarlane

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2U46

Category:

Page: 160

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The Speeches of the Duke of Wellington in Parliament

The Speeches of the Duke of Wellington in Parliament

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington ... to prevent practices which have given rise
to frequent discussion , between poor persons enlisted and those who are in the
habit of kidnapping men and afterwards ill - treating instead of paying them .

Author: Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027329815

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Biographical memoranda of Arthur duke of Wellington

Biographical memoranda of Arthur duke of Wellington

Their countries had been trampled into a slough of blood and ashes ; their
princes had been kidnapped , or driven into exile ; their hearths had reeked with
the slaughter of their parents , wives , and little ones ; the concave of heaven had
re ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600022562

Category:

Page:

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Biographical Memoranda of Arthur Duke of Wellington compiled from his despatches unpublished letters original documents etc

Biographical Memoranda of Arthur  Duke of Wellington  compiled from his despatches  unpublished letters  original documents  etc

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington ... Their countries had been trampled into a
slough of blood and ashes ; their princes had been kidnapped , or driven into
exile ; their hearths had reeked with the slaughter of their parents , wives , and
little ...

Author: Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018565924

Category:

Page:

View: 332

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Kidnap

Kidnap

These triumphs were not due to sheer legal sleight - ofhand or theatrics ,
although they had their part ; Leibowitz believed in preparing his ground as
thoroughly as a Duke of Wellington , and after drying a freshet of tears or calming
a voice ...

Author: George Waller

Publisher: New York : Dial Press

ISBN: UCAL:B3386881

Category: Kidnapping

Page: 597

View: 125

Full account of the 4 years between the baby's kidnapping, March 1, 1932, and the execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, April, 3, 1936.
Categories: Kidnapping

Napoleon and Wellington

Napoleon and Wellington

Peninsula, including Generals Craufurd, Hill and Picton, but Wellington was
notoriously partial in his despatches home about the relative ... Stanhope's
celebrated Notes of Conversations with the Duke of Wellington were published
by his son in 1888, and are invaluable for ... It was probably the kidnap and
execution of the Bourbon Duc d'Enghien and the mysterious death in his prison
cell of the Royalist ...

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297865261

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 384

A dual biography of the greatest opposing generals of their age who ultimately became fixated on one another, by a bestselling historian. 'Thoroughly enjoyable, beautifully written and meticulously researched' Observer On the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards historians have accused him of gross overconfidence, and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. Napoleon, who was born in the same year as Wellington - 1769 - fought Wellington by proxy years earlier in the Peninsula War, praising his ruthlessness in private while publicly deriding him as a mere 'sepoy general'. In contrast, Wellington publicly lauded Napoleon, saying that his presence on a battlefield was worth forty thousand men, but privately wrote long memoranda lambasting Napoleon's campaigning techniques. Although Wellington saved Napoleon from execution after Waterloo, Napoleon left money in his will to the man who had tried to assassinate Wellington. Wellington in turn amassed a series of Napoleonic trophies of his great victory, even sleeping with two of the Emperor's mistresses.
Categories: History

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: UCBK:C110545229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1602

View: 495

Features alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Atlantic Monthly

The Atlantic Monthly

... his “ Ah , ” exclaimed Savary , half in kidnapping of the Spanish princes was
jest , half in earnest , " I have caught like cheating at cards . ... I am too great is
confirmed by the Czar's statement to Such an utterance would the Duke of
Wellington ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00192177H

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

... his “ Ah , ” exclaimed Savary , half in kidnapping of the Spanish princes was
jest , half in earnest , “ I have caught like cheating at cards . ... I am too great is
confirmed by the Czar's statement to Such an utterance would the Duke of
Wellington ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109671880

Category: Art criticism

Page:

View: 505

Categories: Art criticism

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

Duke of Wellington - Marshal Blücher – Bernadotte , King of Sweden , Prince
Schwartzenberg - Marshal Soult - Marshal Yey ... CRUZ ISLANDS , exposing the
Recent Atrocities connected with the Kidnapping of Natives in the South Seas .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW36G1

Category:

Page:

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Celebrities I Have Known

Celebrities I Have Known

Wellington's noble efforts to extirpate one of the foulest and darkest crimes — the
kidnapping system — the stealing and appropriation of man , which , bad as
human nature is , can stain the worst of human characters were successful , and
 ...

Author: Lord William Pitt Lennox

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433061843722

Category: Biography

Page:

View: 346

Categories: Biography

The Pictorial History of England

The Pictorial History of England

Upon this point ment he fled , Louis XVIII . , whom he had be also the Duke of
Wellington interposed ; and , after trayed ... portmanteaus to be gone ; These
obnoxious objects were Bonaparte ' s bronzed for the one had kidnapped the
Duc d ...

Author: George Lillie Craik

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWH1MC

Category:

Page:

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