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In the Wake of the Great Rebellion – Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland After 1798 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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In the Wake of the Great Rebellion: Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland After 1798

James G. Patterson


On Monday 19 September 1803, the most significant trial in the history of Ireland took place in Dublin. At the dock stood a twenty-five-year-old former Trinity College student and doctor's son. His name was Robert Emmet and he was standing trial for heading a rebellion on 23 July 1803. The iconic power of Robert Emmet in Irish history cannot be overstated. Emmet looms large in narratives of the past, yet the rebellion which he led remains to be fully contextualised. This book repairs this omission and explains the complex of politicisation and revolutionary activity extending into the 1800s, d ... More

Keywords: para-militarism, secret societies, Trinity College, Robert Emmet, rebellion, Irish history, politicisation, revolutionary activity, radicalisation, grass roots

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076930
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076930.001.0001


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James G. Patterson, author

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