Famous Trials in World History Links
Socrates (399 B.C.) | Sextus Roscius (c. 80 B.C.) | Jesus (30 A.D.) | John (Jan) Hus (Huss) (1415) | Joan of Arc (1431) | Savonarola (1498) | Martin Luther (1521) | Thomas More (1535) | Mary Queen of Scots (1586) | Giordano Bruno (1592 &1600) | Walter Raleigh (1603) | Guy Fawkes (1606) | Galileo (1633) | John Lilburne (1638 & 1653) | Charles I (1649) | William Penn and William Mead (1670) | Alice Lisle (1685) | Admiral John Byng (1757) | Warren Hastings (1788–95) | Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (1792 &1793) | Theobald Wolfe Tone (1798) | Marshal Michel Ney (1815) | Louis Riel (1885) | Alfred Dreyfus (1894–1906) | Oscar Wilde (1895) | Emile Zola (1898) | Roger Casement (1916) | Mata Hari (1917) | Nuremberg Trials (1945–49) | Adolf Eichmann (1961) | Nelson Mandela (1963–64) | Natan Shcharansky (Sharansky) (1978) | Lindy Chamberlain (1982) | Tiananmen Square Dissidents (1991) | Saddam Hussein (2006)
Giordano Bruno (1592 &1600) | Admiral John Byng (1757) | Roger Casement (1916) | Lindy Chamberlain (1982) | Charles I (1649) | Alfred Dreyfus (1894–1906) | Adolf Eichmann (1961) | Guy Fawkes (1606) | Galileo (1633) | Mata Hari (1917) | Warren Hastings (1788–95) | John (Jan) Hus (Huss) (1415) | Saddam Hussein (2006) | Jesus (30 A.D.) | Joan of Arc (1431) | John Lilburne (1638 & 1653) | Alice Lisle (1685) | Louis XVI (1792–93) | Martin Luther (1521) | Marie-Antoinette (1793) | Mary Queen of Scots (1586) | Thomas More (1535) | Nelson Mandela (1963–64) | William Mead (1670) | Marshal Michel Ney (1815) | Nuremberg Trials (1945–49) | William Penn (1670) | Walter Raleigh (1603) | Louis Riel (1885) | Sextus Roscius (c. 80 B.C.) | Savonarola (1498) | Natan Shcharansky (Sharansky) (1978) | Socrates (399 B.C.) | Theobald Wolfe Tone (1798) | Tiananmen Square Dissidents (1991) | Oscar Wilde (1895) | Emile Zola (1898)
Was Socrates Right to Submit to his Punishment? By Dean Railton.
Euthyphro by Plato Online book.
The Euthyphro Question From Dr. John Corvino.
SparkNotes: Euthyphro Study guide.
NovelGuide: Euthyphro Study guide.
The Apology of Socrates by Plato Online book.
The Apology of Socrates by Plato Another site with the online book.
SparkNotes: The Apology Study guide.
BookRags: The Apology Study guide.
NovelGuide: The Apology Study guide.
Plato’s Socrates: The Apology: the Conscience of a Community By Gordon L. Ziniewicz.
Crito by Plato Online book.
SparkNotes: Crito Study guide.
NovelGuide: Crito Study guide.
Plato’s Socrates: The Crito: Customs (Nomoi) As Parents and Adversaries by Gordon L. Ziniewicz.
Phaedo by Plato Online text.
NovelGuide: Phaedo Study guide.
SparkNotes: Phaedo Study guide.
The Last Days of Socrates This site is designed to help first year philosophy students read the Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from the Phaedo.
The Trial of SocratesBy I.F. Stone .
Socrates Against Athens: Philosophy on TrialBy James Colaiaco.
Socrates on Trial By Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith.
Wikisource: For Sextus Roscius of Ameria Cicero’s speech.
Cicero: Pro Roscio Amerino A nice summary of the Roscius case.
Defence of Roscius Cicero’s Speech defending Roscius.
Roman Blood By Steven Saylor.
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician By Anthony Everitt.
The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth By Max Radin.
The Trial of JesusBy Alan Watson.
John Huss From Ten Men of the Church before 1500 by Bob Sander-Cederlof, November 1973.
John Hus From GreatSite.
John Huss—Jan Hus Compiled & Edited David L. Brown, Ph.D.
John Huss and the Hussites By Ed Babinski.
A Brief History of Heresy By G.R. Evans.
500 Years of Revolution: European Radicals from Hus to Lenin By Charles George.
John Huss: His Life, Teachings and Death After Five Hundred Years By David S. Schaff.
Jeannedarc.info Trial transcripts in English and more.
Medieval Sourcebook: The Trial of Joan of Arc The transcript translated into English.
Joan of Arc: Her Story By Regine Pernoud.
The Trial of Joan of Ark By Don Nardo.
Life and Times of Girolamo SavonarolaBy Pasquale Villari.
BBC: Diet of Worms Audio file.
The Life of Sir Thomas More By William Roper.
The Story of Thomas More An online book by John Farrow.
Sir Thomas More: A Man for One Season A biography critical of More by James Wood.
Integrity and Conscience in the Life and Thought of Thomas More By Gerald Wegemer, Professor of Literature, University of Dallas.
Sir Thomas More Biography, essays, and links.
The Life of Thomas More By Peter Ackroyd.
The King’s Good Servant but God’s First By James Monti.
The Last Letters of Thomas More By Alvaro De Silva.
A Thomas More Source Book Edited by Gerard Wegemer and Stephen Smith.
Mary Queen of Scots Biography and links.
Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot By James P. McGill, April 1999.
Mary, Queen of Scots From Scottish Monarchs.
The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots: A Brief History with Documents Review by Richard Burt. You (or your library) must subscribe to JSTOR to get this document.
Trial of Mary Queen of Scots Review by A. Francis Stewart. You (or your library) must subscribe to JSTOR to get this document.
The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots By Elizabeth Jayne Lewis.
Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley By Alison Weir.
Famous Trials of History by Frederick E. Birkenhead By Frederick E. Birkenhead.
Summary of the Trial Against Giordano Bruno From the Vatican Secret Archives.
The Folly of Giordano Bruno By Prof. Richard W. Pogge, Ohio State University.
Rationalist International: Giordano Bruno: The Forgotten Philosopher Several biographies.
Giordano Bruno By J.J. O’Connor and E.F. Robertson, University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Giordano BrunoBy McIntyre Lewis.
NNDB: Sir Walter Raleigh A biography.
LexScripta: The Quatercentary of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Trial A long biography of Raleigh with a focus on the trial.
Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight A biography.
Trial of Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, for High Treason An excerpt from the trial transcript.
Sir Walter Raleigh By Raleigh Trevelyan.
That Great Lucifer: A Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh By Margaret Irwin.
Life & Crimes of Guy Fawkes Biography, timeline, and links.
Gunpowder Plot Society: Guy Fawkes Biography.
Britannia: Guy Fawkes A biography by David Herber.
Sir William Waad, Lieutenant of the Tower, And the Gunpowder Plot By Fiona Benqtsen.
The Galileo Project A source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564–1642).
NOVA: Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens Companion site to the PBS show on Galileo’s struggle with the church.
Recent Endorsements for Galileo Was Wrong Blog arguing that the church was right.
The Discoverers By Daniel J. Boorstin.
Coming of Age in the Milky Way By Timothy Ferris.
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 By Maurice Finocchiaro.
Behind the Scenes at Galileo’s Trial By Richard Blackwell.
Free-Born John: A Biography of John Lilburne By Pauline Gregg.
The Trial of Charles I: A Documentary History By David Lagomarsino.
A Coffin For King Charles: The Trial and Execution of Charles I By C.V. Wedgewood.
LawBuzz: William Penn’s Jury Sent to Prison The story of the trial.
The People’s Ancient and Just Liberties Asssrted [sic] in the Tryal of William Penn and William Mead An account of the trial by William Penn.
Freedom Seeker: A Story About William Penn By Gwenyth Swain
Case of William Penn and William Mead The trial transcript.
The Trial of William Penn Another site with the transcript.
The Regicide’s Widow: Lady Alice Lisle and the Bloody Assize By Antony Whitaker.
Trial and execution of Admiral John Byng, 1757 By Peter Davis.
Celebrated Naval and Military Trials By Peter Burke.
Warren Hastings and the Founding of the British Administration By Lionel Trotter.
Oxford Historical Series The Impeachment of Warren Hastings By P.J. Marshall.
The Child Queen A New Yorker review of a book about the queen.
Regicide and Revolution By Michael Walzer.
The King’s Trial: Louis XVI vs. the French Revolution By David Jordan.
The Road from Versailles By Munro Price.
Marie Antoinette: And The Decline Of French Monarchy By Nancy Lotz.
Mutiny on the HMS Bounty Many resources.
The Bounty Chronicles Essays and paintings.
Pitcairn Islands Study Center Large collection of materials on the mutiny.
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty By Caroline Alexander.
Serpent in Paradise By Dea Birkett.
The Court Martial of the Bounty Mutineers By Owen Rutter.
Theobald Wolfe Tone and the Irish Nation By Desmond Greaves.
Theobald Wolfe Tone: A biographical study By Frank MacDermot.
Ney Defends Himself A statement Ney made in his defense.
Historic Doubts As To The Execution Of Marshal Ney 1895 By James Weston.
Napoleon’s Marshals By Amir Bukhari.
Louis ‘David’ Riel: Prophet of the New World By Thomas Flanagan.
Trial of Louis Riel By John Coulter.
The trial of Louis Riel By George Goulet.
New York Times Book Review: The Affair. By Jean-Denis Bredin A book review.
The Estimated World Impact of the Dreyfus Affair From Department for Jewish Zionist Education.
The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus By Jean-Denis Bredin.
France and the Dreyfus Affair: A Documentary History By Michael Burns.
The Dreyfus Affair By Leslie Derfer.
The Dreyfus Affair: Honour and Politics in the Belle Epoque By Martin P. Johnson.
The Dreyfus Affair, Art, Truth, and Justice Edited by Norman Kleeblatt.
The Dreyfus Case: A Documentary History By Louis Leo Snyder .
The Dreyfus Affair: A Chronological History By George R. Whyte.
See also Emile Zola below.
The Mammoth Book of Famous Trials By Roger Wilkes.
IMDB: The Life of Emile Zola The winner of the 1937 Academy Award for best picture.
The Dreyfus Affair: “J`accuse” and Other Writings By Emile Zola.
Emile Zola: A Biography By Alan Schom.
See also Alfred Dreyfus above.
Roger Casement’s Speech From the Dock His speech at his trial.
Roger Casement By Julian Burnside.
A Traitor’s Record Article from the London Times on 4 August 1916.
Casement (Life & Times) By Angus Mitchell.
Famous Trials 9: Roger Casement By H. Montgomery Hyde.
CourtTV Crime Library: Mata Hari A seven-chapter work.
Mata Hari: Mysterious, exotic, seductive By Dennis Casey.
Seduction of the imagination From the Age.com.
The Red Dancer: The Life and Times of Mata Hari By Richard Skinner.
The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari By Diane Samuals.
New York Times: Gandhi to Be Tried at Once Account from March 13, 1922 edition.
Atlantic Online: Mahatma Gandhi Account from July 1922 edition of Atlantic Monthly.
Mohandas Gandhi (Biography (a & E)) By Christophere Martin.
Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings By Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi: Selected Political Writings By Mahatma Gandhi.
Time Magazine: Death to a Dutchman A 1934 report on the trial.
Excerpts From The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich By William L. Shirer.
The Reichstag Fire Trial: The Second Brown Book of the Hitler TerrorBy George Dimitrov.
The Red Book on the Moscow Trials An online book by Leon Sedov, the son of Russian Communist leader Leon Trotsky and a leader of the Trotskyist movement against Stalin.
And they all confessed . . . An essay on the trials by Gudrun Persson
Report of Court Proceedings the Case of the Trotskyite-Zinovievite Terrorist Centre Transcript of a trial held August 19–24, 1936.
New York Times: The Devil’s Mouthpiece A 1991 book review of Stalin’s Prosecutor: The Life of Andrei Vyshinsky by Arkady Vaksberg.
Spiked: Remembering the Moscow Trials By James Woudhuysen, professor at De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K.
The Purge Lecture by Professor Gerhard Rempel, Western New England College.
BookRags: Encyclopedia of World Biography on Arthur Koestler A profile of the author of Darkness at Noon and an examination of the meaning of the work.
The Great Purge Trial By Robert Tucker
The Great Terror: A Reassessment By Robert Conquest.
Soviet Criminal Justice under Stalin By Peter H. Solomon Jr
Darkness at Noon A novel by Arthur Koestler
Nuremberg Trials: the Defendants and Verdicts By Ben S. Austin.
The Trial of the Germans By Eugene Davidson.
Justice at Nuremberg By Robert E. Conot.
Judgment at Nuremberg By Abby Mann.
The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945–46 By Michael R. Marrus.
The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials By Telford Taylor.
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil By Hannah Arendt.
Operation Eichmann: The Truth About the Pursuit, Capture and Trial By Zvi Aharonid.
Becoming Eichmann By David Cesarani.
No easy walk to freedom By Nelson Mandela.
The World That Was Ours: The Story of Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial By Hilda Bernstein.
On the Trials of Anatoly Shcharansky, Aleksandr Ginzburg and Viktoras Petkus From Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences.
Fear No Evil: The Classic Memoir of One Man’s Triumph over a Police State By Natan Sharansky.
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton Her web site.
Through my eyes: An autobiography By Lindy Chamberlain.
Lindy Chamberlain: The Full Story By Ken Crispen.
The Tank Man From PBS.
The Tiananmen Papers By Zhang Liang.
Nowhere To Hide By Michael Kelly.