Assassinations and Conspiracies
True Crime, 013 - Plotting for Power
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Assassinations shake the world. They are a major threat to political stability –and they always have been. They shock society to its foundations. The assassins may be political activists, rivals, idealists, social campaigners or cold-blooded hitmen. Some are genuinely altruistic,seeking the salvation of their country;some are ruthless power-grabbing self-promoters;some are pathetic inadequates who want to destroy someone more successful than themselves; some simply want notoriety. Assassinations and Conspiracies tells the stories of the most notorious assassinations in history, detailing the victims, the assassins, the motives for the murders, the consequences – and the theories that have been put forward about the conspiracies that surround them.
1.The Ancient World including Pompey, Caesar, Caligula, Claudius.
2.Medieval and Renaissance including William II, Thomas Becket, Lord Darnley, William the Silent.
3.18th and 19th Century including Peter III, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander II, James Garfield.
4.Modern Day including Archduke Franz Ferdinand, The Romanovs, Mahatma Gandhi, JF Kennedy, ML King, RF Kennedy, Aldo Moro, Lord Mountbatten, Olaf Palme, Yitzhak Rabin.
5.Conspiracies – Real and Imagined, including Mary Magdalene, Princess Diana, Gunpowder Plot, Margaret Thatcher, John Lennon, Roswell Incident, Iraq War.