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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


Eighteenth-Century Institutional Views

Laurie O’Higgins

in The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assembles institutional evidence, such as the relevant Penal Laws, the State of Popery Report (1731), together with correspondence and notes from Catholic clerics regarding illegal ... More


The Origins of Different Penological Identities

Michele Pifferi

in Reinventing Punishment: A Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198743217
eISBN:
9780191803079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743217.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter examines the causes of the formation of two different penological identities in Europe and the United States and their characteristics, focusing on the distinction between US pragmatism ... More


Revolution: William Penn and James II, 1685–1688

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The accession of James II paved the way for William Penn to play an increasingly prominent political role. Liberty of conscience appeared closer than ever, under a sympathetic king who cultivated ... More


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