Auctioneer Murphy’s auction house has said that it will no longer sell Murphy and his estate.
Murphy was one of the leading figures in British literature, but his name was linked to the notorious “penny-pinching” scandal in which he was arrested and accused of using his office to bribe and extort a British diplomat.
He was released on bail last year but was not allowed to travel or hold public meetings.
Murphies trial was widely criticised for the length of the trial, which dragged on for more than three years.
The jury, which included four of his fellow British judges, was forced to deliberate for just over three weeks before finding him not guilty.
Murthy’s wife, the author Joan Hughes, was found guilty and jailed for a further two years.
Murphy is the only person to have died at the hands of the state since the British empire was established in the 18th century. “
I have been immensely fortunate to have had the opportunity to write and to have a lifetime of service to the country.”
Murphy is the only person to have died at the hands of the state since the British empire was established in the 18th century.
The other two are Sir Anthony Eden, the prime minister, and William Hague, the Foreign Secretary.