From Patriots to Unionists: Dublin Civic Politics and Irish Protestant Patriotism, 1660-1840

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This is the first full-length study of the Protestant middle-class Patriots of Dublin, who, in the eighteenth-century, made up the largest concentration of Protestants in Ireland (c.70,000). Freemen of the guilds alone--who were entitled to a parliamentary vote--were almost as numerous as the entire landed class. Hill charts the slow and difficult progress of these merchants, master craftsmen, and shopkeepers, from Patriotism in the eighteenth century to a Unionist position in the nineteenth, throwing light on all ...

From Patriots to Unionists: Dublin Civic Politics and Irish Protestant Patriotism, 1660-1840 1997, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198206354

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