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Arson in Modern Ireland: Fire and Protest before the Famine

Gemma Clark

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This analysis of arson details the use of incendiarism as a protest tool in the decades before the Famine. The pre-Famine period witnessed several outbreaks of agrarian unrest. Deliberately setting ... More


‘Night Marauders’ and ‘Deluded Wretches’: Public Discourses on Ribbonism in Pre-Famine Ireland

Jess Lumsden Fisher

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Ribbonism, challenging notions of the Ribbon ‘bogeyman’ through the persons of real Ribbonmen such as Richard Jones, the Dublin leader who was tried in 1840 and later ... More


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