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1798 By Thomas Pakenham

1798
by Thomas Pakenham

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The Irish rebellion of 1798 was the most violent and tragic event in Irish history between the Jacobite wars and the Great Famine of the 1840s. Using contemporary resources and illustrated sources, this book provides an account of the unfolding drama of that fateful year.
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1798: The Year Of Liberty by Thomas Pakenham

The definitive account of the rebellion of 1798 - a great Irish tragedy - reissued for the 200th anniversary with a new preface and epilogue.

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About Thomas Pakenham


Thomas Pakenham is the author of the critically acclaimed THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA which won the W.H. Smith Award and the Alan Paton Award. He is also the author of THE BOER WAR, THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS and THE YEAR OF LIBERTY. He lives in County Westmeath, Ireland and is chairman of the Irish Tree Society. He plants trees both for profit and ornament.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Conspiracy: Britain's difficulty, Ireland's opportunity; "Are they above or are they come?"; a general's prophecy; the triangles; pacifying Wicklow; "The boys will all be there". Part 2 Rebellion: the mail coach signal; counter-attack; the fire spreads south; English imbecility - Irish ferocity; Ulster stirs. Part 3 Revolution: the green bough of liberty; "She's stopt, boys, she's stopt!"; Ulster will fight; a drastic solution; the relief of Wexford. Part 4 Olive branch: "murder is their pastime"; the French are on the sea; the Republic of Connaught; the race for Dublin; the last day of liberty; home coming.

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GOR002819049
1798: The Year Of Liberty by Thomas Pakenham
Thomas Pakenham
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1997-10-13
352
0297819550
9780297819554
N/A
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