Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/4/2006

Battle Between Simon Byrne and Deaf Burke

The broadside news report begins: ‘A Full, True and Particular Account of that most Desperate and well fought BATTLE which took place between SAM BYRNE and DEAF BURKE, on Thursday last, 150 miles on this side of London upon the Great North Road, for L.150 a side,- when Deaf Burke was declared Champion, after a desperate battle of 27 rounds, which lasted one hour and fifteen minutes.’ The sheet was published in 1833 by Francis McCartney of Edinburgh. for more click here

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