People of the Troubles: Billy Wright

The Troubles Podcast

Dec 29 2020 • 28 mins

This episode is based around the life of Billy Wright. He was one of the most prominent loyalist icons involved in the troubles. After waging war on the Nationalists and then clashing against the UVF, Wright went on to found his own paramilitary group called the Loyalist Volunteer Force, or LVF. There was a target on his head for many years, but no one expected that it would be inside the Maze Prison, where Wright would meet his end. SOURCES:Excellent BBC Documentary featuring Wright: with Billy Wright shortly before his death: Adair talking about Billy Wright: about Wright's murder: Another (bad quality) interview with Wright: article about the life of Wright: findings: See for privacy and opt-out information.