By Nick Pelling
Supplying essays, assets with questions and labored solutions, including historical past to every subject inside of Irish heritage, Nick Pelling presents a great foundational textual content for the examine of Anglo-Irish kinfolk. for hundreds of years the connection among eire and England has been tough. Anglo-Irish family members, 1798–1922 explores the tempestuous occasions from Wolfe Tone's failed emerging to Michael Collins's arguably extra winning attempt, culminating within the arguable Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921. vintage struggles among key figures, corresponding to O'Connell and Peel, Parnell and Gladstone, and Lloyd George and Michael Collins, are mentioned and analyzed. The deeper concerns in regards to the nature of British Imperial rule and the range of Irish nationalism also are tested, highlighting the historiographical debate surrounding the so-called 'revisionist' view.
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Extra resources for Anglo-Irish Relations, 1798-1922 (Questions and Analysis in History)
It can also be argued that too many of the wealthy in Ireland were in fact part of the alien Protestant class who had deprived the Irish of their land and then proved far too Anglophile to support Ireland’s claims. The most powerful allegations against England, however, are concerned not so much with the preconditions of famine as with the way the government responded after the initial crop failures. At its simplest this can be a tale with one particular villain: Charles Trevelyan, the Assistant Secretary to the Treasury and the man responsible for directing famine relief.
The Whigs in the previous eleven years had meddled continuously with Irish affairs and even allied themselves with O’Connell in the so-called Lichfield House Compact. As a result the Conservatives, including Peel, had reverted to their traditional Orange position. By 1843, however, the Repeal movement was making a great deal of noise and the blusterings of Young Ireland, coupled with the endemic violence of Ribbonism, combined to encourage Peel to revive his earlier approach. In 1843 he established a commission under the Earl of Devon to investigate the issues surrounding the Land Question in Ireland.
Thousands of people, particularly children and the old, literally starved to death, and diseases such as typhus and cholera swept through the poorer, weakened population. Unlike in the Great War, no detailed record of the fallen was kept, but it is approximated by historians that around a million died. The blight was first noted in the British press in September 1845. Initially local churches, and the Quakers in particular, bore the burden of relief but as the problem became clear, the British Prime Minister, Robert Peel, took decisive steps to alleviate the suffering.
Anglo-Irish Relations, 1798-1922 (Questions and Analysis in History) by Nick Pelling