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Thomas Kent

Author: Meda Ryan
Publisher: Dublin : The O'Brien Press, 2016.
Series: 16 Lives series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in 1865 to a farming family of Fenian tradition near Fermoy in Co. Cork, Thomas Kent became involved in the Land League in the 1880s and lived for a time in Boston, where he was active in Irish cultural organisations. In 1890, back in Ireland he joined the fight against injustices and evictions and was imprisoned for his part in a boycott. At Easter 1916 Thomas and his brothers mobilised in Co. Cork and waited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Kent
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meda Ryan
ISBN: 9781847172655 1847172652
OCLC Number: 922727630
Description: 383 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Ireland's forgotten patriot --
The moulding of a patriot --
First encounter with Land League --
Work and pleasure in Boston --
Getting a foothold in publishing --
Return to the 'Emerald Isle' --
'The Mitchelstown Massacre' and its aftermath --
'The Leahy Blood Tax' --
The Kent brothers defy Balfour's Act --
Promoting the Irish language to Boston's readers --
Court case under Coercion Act begins --
The prosecution continues --
Coolagown boycotting conspiracy --
'God save Ireland!' --
Decision-making time --
Eviction, boycotting and sentences --
'Extraordinary charge of conspiracy' --
The Coolagown horn blowers --
Support for evicted tenants --
Gratitude born from kindness --
Founding of Galtee volunteers --
The Kents' sense of justice and freedom --
Volunteers become more active --
Arrested under the Defence of the Realm Act --
Plans for 1916 Rebellion --
Easter 1916 by Bride and Blackwater --
Trial of brothers --
The Kent brothers' fight for Irish freedom --
'On the march to liberty' --
Appendix: Poems and songs by Thomas Kent.
Series Title: 16 Lives series.
Responsibility: Meda Ryan.

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Heavily involved in the Irish fight for independence from the 1880s on, Thomas Kent waited in Cork for orders during the 1916 Rising. During a gunfight at his home, Thomas' brother Richard and an RIC  Read more...

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