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Rebel Daughters By Janet Todd

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In 1797/8, society was scandalised by a chain of events within the family of the Earl of Kingston, a leading Irish aristocrat: daughter Mary eloped; the Earl murdered her seducer; daughter Margaret arranged a revolution among the United Irishmen; and brother Henry put it down with brutal ferocity.

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Rebel Daughters: Ireland in Conflict 1798 by Janet Todd

Two sisters, two rebellions. In 1797/8, London and Dublin society was scandalised by the elopment of Mary, daughter of the Earl of Kingston (a leading member of the Irish aristocracy) with her cousin Henry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was subsequently murdered by the Earl, his own adopted father and the Earl elected to face trial before his peers in the Irish House of Lords. Ireland in 1798 was in the throes of rebellion and the Earls's elder daughter, Margaret, helped to organise a plot by the United Irishman to use the trial as a flashpoint for revolution and an uprising of the United Irishman. The plot was foiled and the rebellion quashed (with cruel ferocity) by her brother George. This is a true story where public and private words collide in a story of love, betrayal, ambition and rebellion.

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About Janet Todd

Janet Todd has been a pioneer in the recovery of early women writers. She has worked in universities in Africa, the US and Britain and is currently the Francis Hutcheson Professor at the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She is the author of more than fifteen works of non-fiction, including most recently, her biographies of Aphra Behn (1996) and Mary Wollstonecraft (2000). She lives in Cambridge.

Table of Contents

The price of a bridge; married life; landlords of Ireland; aristocratic childhood; the governess; marriage and separation; the making of a rebel; united Irishmen and the Orange Order; romance; murder and unrest; trial and conspiracy; rebellion; aftermath.

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Rebel Daughters: Ireland in Conflict 1798 by Janet Todd
Janet Todd
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