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The King and the Catholics - The Fight for Rights 1829 (Paperback): Antonia Fraser

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Antonia Fraser

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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 THE CATHOLICS is also a distant mirror of our times, reflecting the political issues arising from religious intolerance.

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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2019
First published: 2018
Authors: Antonia Fraser
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-4746-0194-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church > General
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
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LSN: 1-4746-0194-4
Barcode: 9781474601948

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