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Book Review: Castle on the Rise

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An insightful book review! I always like it when history and genealogy inform one another.

Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers

For more than 800 years, the relationship between England and Ireland was held in a tenuous balance. The English Parliament and Crown felt that Ireland could not nor should not be independent of England:

Ireland is too great to be unconnected with us, and too near us to be dependent on a foreign state, and too little to be independent. ~C.T. Grenville, the Duke of Rutland, 3 December 1784.

However, many Irish citizens thought differently. Starting in 1534, the Irish began opposing English claims on their land and demanding sovereignty. Conflicts continued for more than 250 years.

Then, 14 years after the Duke of Rutland uttered his condescending words, the Irish Rebellion of 1798 erupted. Inspired by both the American Revolution and the French Revolution, the Society of United Irishmen, dedicated to the pursuit of a republican form of government in a separate and independent Ireland, took up arms against…

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Written by Jude Cowell

April 4, 2019 at 1:58 am

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  1. Thank you for the compliment and the reblog!

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    KTC

    April 4, 2019 at 7:41 pm


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