Fatal influence : the impact of Ireland on British politics, 1920-1925 (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Fatal influence : the impact of Ireland on British politics, 1920-1925

Fatal influence : the impact of Ireland on British politics, 1920-1925

Author: Kevin Matthews
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Fatal Influence places the settlement of the Irish Question in the 1920s within the broader context of a revolution then taking place in British politics and shows how each affected the other. In a finely detailed investigation, he explores the Irish partition and the often-conflicting motives that led to this momentous decision. Far from solving the Irish Question, dividing the country into two parts merely  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Matthews
ISBN: 1904558062 9781904558064 1904558054 9781904558057
OCLC Number: 1169922262
Description: xvi, 317 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prime Minister for life; a treaty for Ireland; the Churchill dispensation; the legacy of Bonar Law; Mr Baldwin takes charge; Labour's "troublesome subject"; heading for Irish rocks; the boundary bill and its aftermath; "Not an inch!".
Responsibility: Kevin Matthews.


"Fatal Influence" challenges and revises many widely held assumptions about a pivotal moment in both British and Irish history and persuasively demonstrates that Ireland's impact on British politics  Read more...


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"A refreshingly different take on this crucial era with a finely detailed exploration of the Boundary Commission, the resulting partition and its immediate aftermath ... A major thesis by a Kentucky Read more...

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