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The Curious Incident of the Guns in the Night Time

Iain Mclean and Tom Lubbock

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Government of Ireland Bill and the Ulster Protestant revolt 1912–14. Bonar Law, Dicey, the Unionist Party, and illegal activity. Curragh ‘mutiny’ 1914. Larne gunrunning 1914.


Three Constitutional Crises

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The three constitutional crises examined are that caused by the rejection by the House of Lords of Lloyd George's `People's Budget’ of 1909; that caused by the Home Rule Act of 1914; and the ... More


1886

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the unravelling of the Union between 1800 and 1886. The UK of Great Britain and Ireland was created in 1800, and the Union flag then took on its modern design, with crosses to ... More


THE HIGH NOON OF UNIONISM: 1886–1921

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the unravelling of the Union between 1886 and 1921. It discusses the continuing link between Union and Empire, the incoherence of Diceyan Unionism, centre-periphery politics, ... More


Politics

Fergus Campbell

in The Irish Establishment 1879-1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199233229
eISBN:
9780191716232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233229.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the social composition of the main political parties in Ireland in 1881 and 1911. There was a clear ‘greening’ of the political representation during the period under review. ... More


Isaac Butt and the home rule party, 1870–77

R. V. COMERFORD

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the contribution of Isaac Butt in the agitation for Irish self-government in 1870. Butt proposed not only the dismantling of the United Kingdom but its federalisation, with ... More


The Great Victorian Realignment

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the great Victorian electoral realignment. Corrects existing claims about landslide elections, and tabulates the bias and responsiveness of the UK electoral system from 1868 to 1918. ... More


Representation in a Union State

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses what is now called the West Lothian Question (WLQ) after its persistent poser Tam Dalyell MP (formerly for West Lothian). The WLQ asks: Given partial devolution, why can an MP ... More


‘The Real Chief Secretary’: Centre Stage, 1910–1914

A. C. Hepburn

in Catholic Belfast and Nationalist Ireland in the Era of Joe Devlin, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298846
eISBN:
9780191711466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298846.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the years between 1910 and 1914. Lloyd George's Budget of 1909 set the Commons and Lords on a collision course. The general election of January 1910 gave the Irish Party the ... More


The Failure of Imperialism: Joseph Chamberlain and Enoch Powell

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the two politicians who came closest to constructing a winning majority for (the white) race and the British Empire: Chamberlain and Powell. Analyses Chamberlain's success over Home ... More


Causes and Consequences of the Unionist Coup d'État

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Temporary increase in number of veto players. Revolt of the landed class. Marxist explanation. Unionism and the British Empire. Primordial unionism. Bonar Law: the first non‐Anglican to lead the ... More


Before the Home Rule Crisis: 1910–1913

MICHAEL WHEATLEY

in Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273577
eISBN:
9780191706165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A study of the local press, both nationalist and unionist, indicates that there was no ‘Ulster crisis’ in the five counties studied from the 1910 elections up to the autumn of 1913. Only the outbreak ... More


Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Michael Wheatley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273577
eISBN:
9780191706165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

John Redmond's Irish party went from dominating nationalist politics to electoral oblivion within four years, from 1914–18. Given the speed and extent of the party's collapse, it has generally been ... More


Introduction

Alvin Jackson

in Colonel Edward Saunderson: Land and Loyalty in Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204985
eISBN:
9780191676437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204985.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Edward James Saunderson, who was for twenty years the English face of Unionism, has been consigned to obscurity, the victim of shifting loyalist priorities and myth-building, and of scholarly ... More


Politics, the Irish question and war

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Henry Wilson's reputation as a ‘political’ general, with an unrivalled name for mischievous intrigue, substantially stems from the years 1912–1914, when the balance of politics in Britain, the ... More


Crisis and Volunteering

MICHAEL WHEATLEY

in Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273577
eISBN:
9780191706165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When the Home Rule crisis finally broke it transformed local politics. ‘Parish pump’ rivalries and considerations became dwarfed by the pervasive, national issue of whether the Home Rule Bill would ... More


Parnellism: ‘Fierce ebullience linked to constitutional machinery’

Paul Bew

in Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199561261
eISBN:
9780191701832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561261.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses parnellism, a policy followed by Parnellites based on the principles of Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell. Charles Stewart Parnell dominated the Home Rule controversy ... More


John Bull’s Other Lands

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Devolution was the first thing in mind of the Liberal leaders between 1886 and 1914 which caused the presence of a home rule for Ireland — ‘John Bull’s other island’. A majority of Liberals thought ... More


Ireland, the Empire, and the Commonwealth

Deirdre McMahon

in Ireland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter offers a history of Irish politics and nationalism in an imperial context, from the Home Rule movement of the 1880s to Ireland's departure from the Commonwealth, and its subsequent ... More


The land war and the politics of distress, 1877–82

R. V COMERFORD

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the political distress and land war in Ireland during the period from 1877 to 1882. It discusses British Prime Minister William Gladstone's visit to Ireland in October 1877 to ... More


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