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Invincibles. A terror gang in Ireland in the 19th cent. After failing to assassinate W. E. Forster, chief secretary, they murdered his successor, Lord Frederick Cavendish, and T. H. Burke in Phoenix Park in 1882. James Carey turned queen's evidence at his trial, was pursued on board a ship bound for South Africa, and shot. The murders were a severe embarrassment to Gladstone and Parnell who had just reached the Kilmainham agreement.

J. A. Cannon