Ireland and Irishmen in the French Revolution. With a Preface by Hilaire Belloc. London: Benn, 1932. First Edition. Pp xx, 314. Dark cloth boards, title lettered in green to spine. A vey good copy, contents pages clean & bright.
Illustrated with seven plates. The illustrations include portraits of figures including Abbe Edgeworth, General Daniel O'Connell and Robespierre.
A history of Irish and French relations leading up to the Revolution and some of the more important Irish figures who were in France during those tumultuous years. The book discusses the effects of the 16th century religious wars in Europe; the rise of the Catholic church in France; Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen; Joseph Kavanagh at the Bastille; the Sheares brothers; Irishmen released from French prisons during the Revolution; the Revolution's anti-Catholic sentiments; the demise of the Irish College in Paris and other regional seminaries; the abolishment of the Irish Brigade and other regiments; Abbe Edgeworth's exit from Ireland and his service to Louis XVIth; the famous Dillon family during the Revolution; notable Irish fighters in the Royalist and Revolutionary armies including O'Moran, Kilmaine and others; Irishmen tried before the French tribunals; Irish priests and the Revolution; Irish terrorists in France; the National Assembly of France and Irish involvement; contemporary Irish accounts of the Revolution; and much more.