The Year Of Liberty

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1789

Author: Thomas Pakenham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141959

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2181

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.

Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798

Author: Stuart Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849089396

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 3820

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.

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798

Author: Cathal Póirtéir

Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company


Category: History

Page: 187

View: 6916

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.

Irish Rebellions


Author: Helen Litton

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1788490347

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4760

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 Year of Liberty

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798

Author: Thomas Pakenham,Toby Buchan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780812930887

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 6866

Describes the tragic consequences of the 1798 Irish rebellion, its legacy of violence, and its implications for the subsequent history of British-Irish relations


Memoir, Memory, and 1798

Author: Tom Dunne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843511885

Category: Historians

Page: 367

View: 3129

This book offers a memoir giving the author's intellectual and political formation and his family connection to 1798 in Wexford, a critique of the bicentenary of the rebellion, and an account of the pivotal battle of New Ross and the massacre at Scullabogue. The new edition also analyses the reception of the book by historians.

The People's Rising

The Great Wexford Rebellion of 1798

Author: Daniel Gahan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717159159

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3541

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.

Weather and Warfare

A Climatic History of the 1798 Rebellion

Author: John Tyrrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898256045

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2431

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

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: 2085

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.

Dublin 1916

The Siege of the GPO

Author: Clair Wills

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036338

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 5261

"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.

History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798; With Memoirs of the Union, and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: William Hamilton Maxwell,George Cruikshank,Robert Emmet

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781297021862


Page: 552

View: 837

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