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The Resource Catholic emancipation : a shake to men's minds, Wendy Hinde

Catholic emancipation : a shake to men's minds, Wendy Hinde

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Catholic emancipation : a shake to men's minds
Title
Catholic emancipation
Title remainder
a shake to men's minds
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Hinde
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Roman Catholicism remained a threat to the English constitution for three centuries following the Reformation, and virulent hatred of popery was widespread among Parliament and public alike. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, with Europe in revolutionary turmoil, Britain's stability and safety were seen to depend on defending the Protestant constitution, and to many this meant continuing to exclude Catholics from political and public life--disabilities bitterly resented especially among the predominantly Catholic Irish." "In this book, Wendy Hinde examines the interaction of events and personalities in the sixteen months from January 1828 to April 1829 which brought the issue to a crisis, culminating in the defiant election of Catholic activist Daniel O'Connell for County Clare in July 1828 and 'a glorious and bloodless victory' for the Irish Catholics and their unlikely champion, the Duke of Wellington. Wellington stood firm against strong public opposition, fierce resistance in the Commons and the Lords, and the intransigence of King George IV, who believed that he was bound by his coronation oath to maintain the rights and privileges of the Church of England. Finally, on 13 April 1829, after earlier sacking the entire Cabinet and changing his mind overnight, the embattled King put his signature to the Catholic relief bill, and five weeks later the first Irish MP took his seat in Parliament."
  • "In tracing this vexed passage of a bill described by one of its opponents as 'the most fatal, the most infatuated and suicidal measure ever adopted by a British Parliament', Wendy Hinde considers Catholic emancipation in relation to other important aspects of the contemporary political scene: pressure for parliamentary reform, the changing relationship between Lords and Commons, the declining power of the monarch and the rise of Irish nationalism. She shows that Catholic emancipation did not fatally undermine the English constitution, as many had feared; nor, as others had hoped, did it bring peace, prosperity and an end to sectarian discord to the Irish people. However, in demonstrating that constitutional change was possible and that public pressure could be brought to bear on the government without bloodshed, it opened the way for the further political, social and economic reforms of the 1830s."--BOOK JACKET
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Hinde, Wendy
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Catholic emancipation
  • Ireland
Label
Catholic emancipation : a shake to men's minds, Wendy Hinde
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-205) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24377914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780631167839
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91029537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1444870
Label
Catholic emancipation : a shake to men's minds, Wendy Hinde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24377914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780631167839
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91029537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1444870

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