Ireland's czar : Gladstonian government and the lord lieutenancies of the Red Earl Spencer, 1868-86 (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Ireland's czar : Gladstonian government and the lord lieutenancies of the Red Earl Spencer, 1868-86
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Ireland's czar : Gladstonian government and the lord lieutenancies of the Red Earl Spencer, 1868-86

Author: James H Murphy
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work continues the argument of the author's 2001 book, 'Abject Loyalty', that in 19th century Ireland, political affinity with Britain was damaged by the sacrifice for short-term political ends of constitutional offices (such as the monarchy and lord lieutenancy) that were important for bolstering that affinity.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Poyntz Spencer Spencer, Earl; John Poyntz Spencer Spencer, Earl; John Poyntz Spencer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Murphy
ISBN: 9781906359812 1906359814
OCLC Number: 863174185
Description: x, 406 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Inhabiting the Lord Lieutenancy --
Government and monarchy --
Church and amnesty --
Land and Fenians --
Coercion and home rule --
Hartington and Westmeath --
Callan and universities --
Reshuffle and departure --
Empress and land war --
Return and treaty --
Murder and prosecution --
Crimes act and police --
Massacre and tyranny --
Accusing spirits and local government --
Franchise and dynamite --
Visits and invasion --
Castle and commons --
Central board and royalty --
Maamtrasna and Hawarden --
Gladstone and Chamberlain --
Parnell and Spencer --
Eroding the link.
Responsibility: James H. Murphy.

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The fifth Earl Spencer was lord lieutenant of Ireland twice (1868-71, 1882-5). It was a problematic office, combing both symbolic, constitutional aspects with an administrative role that could  Read more...

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