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The penal laws against Irish Catholics: were they too good for them?

Thomas Bartlett

in Irish Catholic Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097317
eISBN:
9781781708569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097317.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Was Catholic suffering under the penal laws the stuff of legend? What were the penal laws for, and were they implemented? More to the point, perhaps, is the question was the symbolic value of penal ... More


The Commitment to Reform, 1792–1802

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the formation of the Friends of the People and Grey's commitment to parliamentary reform. The Friends of the People was a society formed primarily to save the Whig Party from ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book has delineated the way various forms of discourse about crime and madness overlapped with issues of class, gender, and politics in fin-de-siècle Paris. Central to this discussion were the ... More


Argument on Behalf of the Catholics

in Wolfe Tone: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318078
eISBN:
9781846317774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317774.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Theobald Wolfe Tone's An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland. It suggests that the Catholic Committee's campaign to repeal penal laws influenced Thomas Russell's ... More


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