The Billy Boy: The Life and Death of LVF Leader Billy Wright

The Billy Boy The Life and Death of LVF Leader Billy Wright A cult figure among loyalists despised and feared by nationalists Billy King Rat Wright is reputed to have been involved in a number of sectarian murders before he himself was shot dead by republica

  • Title: The Billy Boy: The Life and Death of LVF Leader Billy Wright
  • Author: ChrisAnderson Tim Pat Coogan
  • ISBN: 9781840187588
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • A cult figure among loyalists, despised and feared by nationalists, Billy King Rat Wright is reputed to have been involved in a number of sectarian murders before he himself was shot dead by republican gunmen inside the Maze Prison in 1997 Wright became involved with loyalist paramilitaries at the age of 16, and in the early 1990s he emerged as the UVF commander in theA cult figure among loyalists, despised and feared by nationalists, Billy King Rat Wright is reputed to have been involved in a number of sectarian murders before he himself was shot dead by republican gunmen inside the Maze Prison in 1997 Wright became involved with loyalist paramilitaries at the age of 16, and in the early 1990s he emerged as the UVF commander in the Mid Ulster area The Billy Boy documents Wright s role in the Drumcree dispute of 1995 96 and his split from the UVF, recounting how he ignored both a death threat and an order to leave Northern Ireland, only to remain in Portadown and form the Loyalist Volunteer Force It covers Wright s trial and subsequent imprisonment for a crime it has been claimed was set up by the State recounts the circumstances of his killing inside a top security prison and investigates the allegations of State collusion in Wright s death Terrifically gripping and often disturbing, The Billy Boy is an exhaustive account of a notorious figure whose life and death were surrounded by controversy and political debate.

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    1 thought on “The Billy Boy: The Life and Death of LVF Leader Billy Wright”

    1. The first few chapters dealing with Wright's early years and how he rose through the ranks to become a feared Paramilitary leader are great. I had little doubt that Wright was set up, and murdered in prison with the state's collusion before I read the book, and the facts presented here only strengthen that view, but the endless repetition grates after a while, and the book seems to grow less objective as it trundles to its inevitable conclusion.

    2. This was an interesting read having never really heard of Billy Wright before although I did find that this book seemed to play down his role as a paramilitary in favour of his religious beliefs and death within the Maze Prison. I wonder whether he was the politician that he is made out to be (I really doubt it). The book is a good read as it does examine the proposed collusion between the British Government and the INLA to assinate Billy and you do feel for his father in his search to find out [...]

    3. Dark, as with every N.Ireland book, but definitely worth a read. Shame there's more in it about the death of Wright rather than his life, though the clue was in the title I suppose.

    4. The author repeats himself over and over in each chapter with regards to the allegations against the prison service and state. We learn nothing about the person Billy Wright. Glad I only paid a pound for it on amazon.

    5. A bit disappointed with this book. The only reason I gave it three instead of two was due to the research and facts surrounding his death [assassination?] in The Maze.

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