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Monster Agitators

Monster Agitators
Two years before the Geat Famine (1845-51), Daniel O'Connell led a movement for the Repeal of the Act of Union (1801) between Great Britain and Ireland...
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ISBN/EAN9780995672239
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Author: RUDDY, VINCENT
Format: Paperback
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From January to September of 1843 O'Connell addressed 387 'Monster Meetings'.

These drew crowds of typically 50,000; O'Connell was accompanied on the podium at each event by about 100 people, comprising clergy, merchants and substantial landholders. His supporters were dubbed 'Repealers' and identified by name and place in the press.

This is a concise history af these meetings and the 'Repealers' who attended, capturing in detail a unique and important snapshotof life in Ireland at the time.
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