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

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

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The King and the Catholics : England, Ireland, and the fight for religious freedom, 1780-1829
Title
The King and the Catholics
Title remainder
England, Ireland, and the fight for religious freedom, 1780-1829
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • Summer, 1780. 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. Fraser shows how this was a watershed moment, opening the door to future social reform and the radical transformation of the Victorian age. -- adapted from publisher info
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1932-
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Fraser, Antonia
Dewey number
941.07/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA505
LC item number
.F73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • George
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Catholics
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • Catholic emancipation
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The King and the Catholics : England, Ireland, and the fight for religious freedom, 1780-1829, Antonia Fraser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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Contents
Prologue : shy like blood -- Part one. THe dangerous mixture. That fallen worship -- Nothing to fear in England -- The royal conscience -- Green shores of liberty -- Cardinal tempter -- Grattan the Great -- Part two. The abominable question. Serving Ireland royally -- Millstone -- A protestant king -- Noise of no popery -- Mr Canning -- Part three. The duke and the demagogues. O'Connell's boldest step -- Brunswickers -- Boot-and-spur work -- From rpeel to repeal -- The duel -- Tale of two MPs -- Bloodless revolution
Control code
ocn1048014206
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385544528
Lccn
2018015523
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)1048014206
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The King and the Catholics : England, Ireland, and the fight for religious freedom, 1780-1829, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : shy like blood -- Part one. THe dangerous mixture. That fallen worship -- Nothing to fear in England -- The royal conscience -- Green shores of liberty -- Cardinal tempter -- Grattan the Great -- Part two. The abominable question. Serving Ireland royally -- Millstone -- A protestant king -- Noise of no popery -- Mr Canning -- Part three. The duke and the demagogues. O'Connell's boldest step -- Brunswickers -- Boot-and-spur work -- From rpeel to repeal -- The duel -- Tale of two MPs -- Bloodless revolution
Control code
ocn1048014206
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385544528
Lccn
2018015523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048014206

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