Is the monocled mutineer a true story?
First part in a four-part series based on the book by William Allison and John Fairley about the true-life figure of Percy Toplis, who led a British army mutiny during the First World War.
Who shot Percy Toplis?
As Toplis walked south along the A6 towards Penrith, he was challenged by two armed officers, Inspector William Ritchie and Sergeant Robert Bertram and a short gunfire ensued. Toplis received a single gunshot wound to the chest killing him instantly.
Where is Percy Toplis buried?
June 9, 1920Percy Toplis / Date of burial
Where can I watch the monocled mutineer?
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Is the monocled mutineer on Netflix?
The Monocled Mutineer is not available for streaming.
Is the Monocled Mutineer based on a true story?
A fairly plausible reconstruction of such a birching is shown in episode 1 of the BBC TV drama series The Monocled Mutineer (1986), set in 1908 and based on real events. Here (left) is a birching pony broadly similar to that shown in the drawing above, differing only in detailed design, which was on display at the Manchester Police Museum.
What were birchings in the 1860s?
These birchings were generally combined with a term of imprisonment and were carried out in prison, like adult ones. From the early 1860s onwards, only higher courts, not local magistrates, could order corporal punishment for males over 14.
Where did the Webster family live in the Monocled Mutineer?
In fact you may be surprised to learn that the real Webster family were well-educated, devout, hard-working and aspirational, eventually living out their final days in a smart townhouse in West Kensington, London Aunt Annie Webster, played by Jane Wood in Alan Bleasdale’s BBC drama, The Monocled Mutineer.
Was it common for juveniles to be birched in Scotland?
The Cadogan report informs us that in some parts of Scotland it was common for juveniles to be laid flat on a simple bench to be birched, in contrast to the more elaborate contraptions used elsewhere. This birching bench (left), with the remains of a birch sitting at one end of it, was found in the Edinburgh Police Museum.