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Camden Fifth Series Dublin Castle and the First Home Rule Crisis: Series Number 30: Volume 33



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Camden Fifth Series Dublin Castle and the First Home Rule Crisis: Series Number 30: Volume 33
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This vivid record of the major crisis of late nineteenth-century British politics comes from the unique perspective of someone who was both a crown official and an active Irish nationalist. It provides an insider's first-hand account of British attempts to negotiate a satisfactory settlement of the Irish question, and is complemented by contemporary official papers and the private correspondence of leading politicians and senior officials in Dublin. These valuable sources illuminate a long neglected aspect of the British Government's response to Irish nationalism during 1884-1887, suggesting that Gladstone's adoption of home rule was more significantly influenced by warnings of incipient revolution in Ireland than has been previously thought.

Author Biography

Stephen Ball holds history degrees from the Open University and Lancaster University and a PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he tutored in modern British history. He spent six years as an assistant keeper in the Manuscript Department of the National Library of Ireland and currently holds a research post at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
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December 18th, 2008
Edited by Stephen Ball
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
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