The Irish Lord Lieutenancy c 1541 1922

Author: Peter Gray
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
ISBN: 1910820970
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Leading historians explore the multiple dimensions of the Irish lord lieutenancy as an institution - political, social and cultural

The Crimean War and Irish Society

Author: Paul Huddie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781384304
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The purpose of this book is to produce what is essentially a 'home front' study of Ireland during the Crimean War, or more specifically Irish society's responses to that conflict. This will principally complement the existing research on Irish servicemen's experiences during and after the campaign, but will also substantially develop the limited work already undertaken on Irish society and the conflict. This book primarily encompasses the years of the conflict, from its origins in the 1853 dispute between Russia and the Ottoman Empire over the Holy Places, through the French and British political and later military interventions in 1854-5, to the victory, peace and homecoming celebrations in 1856. Additionally, it will extend into the preceding and succeeding decades in order to contextualise the events and actors of the wartime years and to present and analyse the commemoration and memorialisation processes. The approach of the study is systematic, with the content being correlated under six convenient and coherent themes, which will be analysed through a chronological process. The book covers all of the major aspects of society and life in Ireland during the period, so as to give the most complete analysis of the various impacts of and people's responses to the war. This study is also conducted, within the broader contexts not only of the responses of the United Kingdom and broader British Empire but also Ireland's relationship with those political entities, and within Ireland's post-famine or mid-Victorian and even wider nineteenth-century history.

Liberal Hearts and Coronets

Author: Veronica Strong-Boag
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442616504
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Scottish aristocrats John Campbell Gordon (1847–1934) and Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon (1857–1939), known as the Aberdeens, rejected both revolution and reaction in their political careers. The aristocratic progressivism and egalitarian marriage of these fervent liberals confounded both contemporaries and historians. John, as viceroy of Ireland and governor-general of Canada, was a notable ally of feminists, workers, and Irish Home Rulers. Ishbel, his viceregal companion and the long-time president of the International Council of Women, was a liberal feminist and Home Ruler whose commitments stirred up even more controversy. Superbly written and informed by decades of research, Liberal Hearts and Coronets is the first biography to treat John Campbell Gordon as seriously as his better-known wife. Examining the Aberdeens’ remarkable careers as landlords, philanthropists, and international progressives, Veronica Strong-Boag casts the twilight of the British aristocracy in an entirely new light.

Champagne and Silver Buckles

Author: Joseph Robins
Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd
ISBN: 9781901866582
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A history of the headquarters of British rule in Ireland. Examines the social and ceremonial life of the Viceregal Court, and looks at the individuals who performed at the Castle from the onset of English administration until the transfer of power to

The Chief Governors

Author: Ciaran Brady
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521520041
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A revisionist account of Irish history under the Tudors.

Discoveries Irish Famine

Author: Peter Gray
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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A new addition to the innovative, highly illustrated series examines the Irish potato famine of 1945, explaining its causes, the misguided efforts to relieve it, and its effect on modern Ireland and America. Original.