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The King and the Catholics : England, Ireland, and the fight for religious freedom, 1780-1829

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  • ISBN: 0385544529
  • ISBN: 9780385544528
  • Physical Description: xiv, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, [2018]

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General Note: Includes bibliographical references and sources (pages 283-304).
Formatted Contents Note: That fallen Catholic worship -- Nothing to fear in England -- The royal conscience -- Green shores of liberty -- Cardinal tempter -- Grattan the Great -- Serving Ireland royally -- Millstone round English necks -- A protestant king -- Noise of no popery -- Mr. Canning -- O'Connell's boldest step -- Brunswickers -- Boot-and-spur work -- From peel to repeal -- The duel -- Tale of two MPs -- Bloodless revolution.
Summary, etc.: "In the summer of 1780, mob violence swept through London. Nearly one thousand people were killed, looting was widespread, and torch-bearing protestors marched on the Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street. These were the Gordon Riots: the worst civil disturbance in British history, triggered by an act of Parliament designed to loosen two centuries of systemic oppression of Catholics in the British Isles. While many Londoners saw their homes ransacked and chapels desecrated that summer, the riots marked a crucial turning point in the Catholics' campaign to return to public life. Over the next fifty years, factions battled one another to reform the laws of the land: wealthy English Catholics yearned to rejoin the political elite; the protestant aristocracy in Ireland feared an empowered Catholic populace; and the priesthood coveted old authority that royal decree had forbidden. Kings George III and George IV stubbornly refused to address the "Catholic Question" even when pressed by their prime ministers--governments fell over it--and events in America and Europe made many skeptical of disrupting the social order. But in 1829, through the dogged work of charismatic Irish lawyer Daniel O'Connell and with the support of the Duke of Wellington, the Roman Catholic Relief Act finally passed. It was a watershed moment, opening the door to future social reform and the radical transformation of the Victorian age. The King and the Catholics is a gripping example of narrative history at its best. It is also a distant mirror of our own times, reflecting the dire consequences of state-sanctioned intolerance and showing how collective action and the political process can triumph over wrongheaded legislation"--
Subject: Catholic emancipation
Church and state Great Britain
Catholics Great Britain
Great Britain Politics and government 1714-1837
Great Britain History 1714-1837
Catholic Church Great Britain History
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