By Anastasia Dukova
This publication illuminates the ignored background of the Dublin Metropolitan Police – a background that has been lengthy overshadowed via latest historiography, which has typically been preoccupied with the extra radical elements of Irish heritage. It explores the origins of the establishment and highlights the Dublin Metropolitan Police’s profound effect at the colonial forces, as its legacy reached many of the furthest outposts of the British Empire. In doing so Anastasia Dukova presents a lot wanted nuance and complexity to our realizing of eire as a complete, and Dublin specifically, demonstrating that it used to be way over a lawless position ravaged by way of political and sectarian violence. at the same time, the e-book tells the tale of the bobby at the beat, the policeman who made the supplier; his paintings and day, the stipulations of carrier and the way they affected or bettered his lot at domestic and abroad.
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272. 13. Special thanks to Prof. Clive Emsley for suggested edits. 20 A. DUKOVA 14. Clive Emsley, Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe. 33. 15. 33. 16. See Part III of Emsley, Gendarmes and the State in NineteenthCentury Europe for discussion of variations of the organisation in the German States, Italy and the Habsburg lands. 17. On exporting further afield see Clive Emsley, ‘Marketing the Brand: Exporting British Police Models 1829–1950’, in Policing, Vol. 6, no. Miller, Cops and Bobbies: Police Authority in New York and London, 1830–1870 (Ohio: Ohio State Press, 1977).
46. 21. 67. 22. Colm Barry, ‘Police and Protest in Dublin’, in Common Law Tradition ed. E. 159. 23. See also Jacinta Punty, Dublin Slums 1800–1925: A Study in Urban Geography (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1999); Brian Henry, Dublin Hanged: Crime, Law Enforcement and Punishment in Late Eighteenth-Century Dublin (Blackrock: Irish Academic Press, 1994); Joseph O’Brien, ‘Dear Dirty Dublin’: A City in Distress, 1899–1916 (Berkley: University of California Press, 1982). 24. See also Barry Kennerk, The Shadow of the Brotherhood.
Constable Maurice ‘Big Maurice’ Woulfe was held up as an iconic example of a nineteenthcentury Dublin policeman. Maurice James Woulfe (DMP 9716) was 19 when he joined the DMP in 1891. The police register lists his height as six feet and six inches, while correspondence from his Garda Museum file gives his height as an impressive six feet eight inches. 14 Armed only with batons, the DMP men were deemed formidable enough. 15 The men were considerably heavier than the slight, active members of the constabulary, and were as similarly dressed as possible to their brothers in London: black hats covered at the top with black patent leather, whale- 30 A.