The Resource The king and the Catholics : the fight for rights 1829, Antonia Fraser

The king and the Catholics : the fight for rights 1829, Antonia Fraser

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The king and the Catholics : the fight for rights 1829
Title
The king and the Catholics
Title remainder
the fight for rights 1829
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent Anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in 1780, fuelled by the reduction in Penal Laws against the Roman Catholics harking back to the sixteenth century. Some fifty years later, the passing of the Emancipation Bill was hailed as a 'bloodless revolution'. Had the Irish Catholics been a 'millstone', as described by an English aristocrat, or were they the prime movers? While the English Catholic aristocracy and the Irish peasants and merchants approached the Catholic Question in very different ways, they manifestly shared the same objective. Antonia Fraser brings colour and humour to the vivid drama with its huge cast of characters: George III, who opposed Emancipation on the basis of the Coronation Oath; his son, the indulgent Prince of Wales, who was enamoured with the Catholic Maria Fitzherbert before the voluptuous Lady Conyngham; Wellington and the 'born Tory' Peel vying for leadership; 'roaring' Lord Winchilsea; the heroic Daniel O'Connell. Expertly written and deftly argued, The King and Catholics is also a distant mirror of our times, reflecting the political issues arising from religious intolerance
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1932-
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Fraser, Antonia
Dewey number
282.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Catholic Church
  • Gordon Riots, 1780
  • Church history
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The king and the Catholics : the fight for rights 1829, Antonia Fraser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474609661
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The king and the Catholics : the fight for rights 1829, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474609661
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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