The Rise and Fall of The Irish Nation (1880)
Book ID: 66297
The Rise and Fall of The Irish Nation. A Full account of the Bribery and corruption by which the Union was carried; the Family Histories of the Members who Voted away the Irish Parliament; with an extraordinary Black List of the Titles, places, and pensions which they received for their corrupt votes. Dublin: Duffy, . Pp xvi, 299 + adverts. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. A very good copy.
A first hand account of the political struggles in Ireland from c.1779 to the Act of Union in 1800, or ‘Ireland Extinguished’ as Barrington put it.
It includes chapters on the 1798 Rebellion, lists the M.P.’s who voted for and against the Union with brief details of their activities and or subsequent fortunes, the influences placed on them, family relationships, changes of side, etc.
First published in Paris in 1833.
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