With Memoirs of the Union, and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803
Author: William Hamilton Maxwell
the 2d edition
Author: James Bentley Gordon
And the Causes, Rise and Progress of that Event ; with an Account of the Battles Fought Between the King's Troops and the Insurgents ; Also the State Trials and Examinations of the Rebel Chiefs
Author: Martin Beegan
This classic account of the great Irish rebellion of 1798 remains the only full-scale history of that tragic event. As relevant today as it was when first published in 1969, THE YEAR OF LIBERTY is now reissued with the addition of a chronology and a glossary of terms. In May 1798 a hundred thousand peasants rose against the British government in Ireland. By the time the revolt had been put down four months later, thirty thousand dead were literally rotting in heaps in a smoking and desolate countryside. Yet it was not a schoolroom story of the heroic oppressed rising against the brutal oppressor, but the result of a complex, tragic, often absurd and sometimes heroic interplay between different groups of people. A tough and arrogant oligarchy of country gentlemen, mainly Protestant and mainly British in origin, lived off a Catholic peasantry. Meanwhile, idealistic merchants and hot-headed young lawyers dreamed and plotted for an Irish Republic on the French model. From a mass of sources including confidential government reports, contemporary newspapers, poems, broadsheets and letters, the author pieces together a story at once complex, tragic, absurd and heroic.
The Great Irish Rebellion of 1789
Author: Thomas Pakenham
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 1798, the Irish rose up against the corrupt English government run out of Dublin. Joined by both Protestants and Catholics, the rebellion quickly spread across the country. Although the Irish peasantry were armed mostly with pikes, they were able to overwhelm a number of small, isolated British outposts. However, even with the half-hearted assistance of the French, the Irish could not compete with the organized ranks of the British Army when under competent leadership. In a brutal turning of the tide, the Redcoats plowed through the rebels. In just three months, between 15,000 and 30,000 people died, most of them Irish. This book tells the story of this harsh, but fascinating, period of Irish history and covers the organization and uniforms of the forces involved.
Author: Stuart Reid
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
To mark the 200th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion, RTE Radio 1 commissioned 13 historians to provide their insights into the rising. These lectures set Ireland in the context of Revolutionary Europe and trace the development of the United Irishman's political cultural philosophy.
Author: Cathal Póirtéir
Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company
The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebellions, from the eighteenth century to today. The Irish rebellions through the years of Irish history beginning with the 1798 rebellion told through illustration and word. These engaging illustrations will bring to life some of the most pivotal events in Irish history. This illustrated history book will examine the rebellions of Ireland with a focus on the principal figures involved. Rebellions begun by Irish people who were not afraid to take on a powerful Establishment and claim their right to self-determination. This book covers six major rebellions in Irish History: The Rebellion of 1798 The Rebellion of 1803 The Rebellion of 1848 The Fenian Campaigns Easter Rising, 1916 The War of Independence
Author: Helen Litton
Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd
Describes the tragic consequences of the 1798 Irish rebellion, its legacy of violence, and its implications for the subsequent history of British-Irish relations
The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798
Author: Thomas Pakenham,Toby Buchan
The Wexford Rising of 1798 was the most bloody campaign in Irish history since the Williamite wars. In little than a month, over 30,000 people died. The Rising, which had been launched on a tide of revolutionary optimism, ended in slaughter. After this, the first republican revolt, Irish history was changed forever.
The Great Wexford Rebellion of 1798
Author: Daniel Gahan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
The weather's impact on the Irish Rebellion. Reveals just how important a role the weather played, especially as it affected the military action. "It must join the library of everyone interested in the convulsions of 1798."--History Ireland. "Tyrrell
A Climatic History of the 1798 Rebellion
Author: John Tyrrell
Of the women who were caught up in the turbulent events of 1798, only a few left behind a written record of what they witnessed. Most of the known accounts, written as historical narratives, are gathered together for the first time in this book. Some are well known to rebellion scholars, while others are more obscure and have either never been published or have appeared in an extensively bowdlerized form. The editor has gone back to the original manuscripts in many cases and reproduced them faithful to their original wording. The book contains extensive annotations, with biographical sketches of the narrators as well as references to a host of associated individuals that will interest not only students of the rebellion, but also local historians and genealogists. The Narratives offer a unique window on the lives of Irish women more than two centuries ago, and their words have a stirring poignancy that continues to make their accounts compelling reading.
Author: John D. Beatty
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Category: Social Science
"This book unravels the events in and around the GPO [General Post Office] during the Easter Rising of 1916. Drawing on participant and eyewitness accounts, diaries, and newspaper reports, Clair Wills recreates the harrowing moments that transformed the GPO from an emblem of nineteenth-century British power and civil government, to an embattled barricade, and finally to a national symbol."--Inside jacket.
The Siege of the GPO
Author: Clair Wills
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Containing an Impartial Narrative of the Proceedings of the Irish Revolutionists, from the Year 1782 Till the Total Suppression of the Insurrection; : with a Review of the History of Ireland, from Its First Invasion by the English, Till the Commencement of the Rebellion. In Two Volumes..
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Author: William Hamilton Maxwell,George Cruikshank,Robert Emmet
Publisher: Scholar's Choice