The Year Of Liberty

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1789

Author: Thomas Pakenham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141959

Category: History

Page: 448

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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.

Irish Rebellions


Author: Helen Litton

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1788490347

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2567

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

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798

Author: Cathal Póirtéir

Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company


Category: History

Page: 187

View: 5410

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.

Reactions to Revolutions

The 1790s and Their Aftermath

Author: Ulrich Broich

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825874278

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 8656

The outbreak of revolution in Paris in 1789 forced Britain into a political and military conflict that had a profound impact on politics, economy, public discourse and cultural life well into the 19th century. The essays collected here examine the various responses to the revolution and the significant changes wrought within Britain by the events. Some essays discuss the ideological divisions within Britain and Ireland. Others take a closer look at the media and the debate on the press, and reinvestigate responses to the revolution by prominent contemporaries such as William Godwin, Dugald Stewart, and William Wordsworth.

History of the Rebellion in Ireland, in the Year 1798, &c., Containing an Impartial Account of the Proceedings of the Irish Revolutionists, from the Year 1782, Till the Suppression of the Rebellion

With an Appendix to Illustrate Some Facts

Author: James Gordon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: 453

View: 4237

History of the Rebellion in Ireland, in the Year 1798 ... Containing an Impartial Account of the Proceedings of The Irish Revolutionists, From the Year 1782, Till the Suppression of the Rebellion ; With an Appendix to Illustrate Some Facts

Author: James Bentley Gordon

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5139

Protestant Women's Narratives of the Irish Rebellion of 1798

Author: John D. Beatty

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781851826254

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9736

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.