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The Making of British Unionism, 1740-1848: Politics, Government and the Anglo-Irish Constitutional Relationship

Although Irish nationalism in its various phases has been the subject of numerous studies, its 19th-century antithesis – British unionism – has been comparatively neglected. For historians writing from an Irish perspective, the phenomenon of British unionism has tended to be taken as a given – a force which, once embraced, became (effectively) monolithic –Continue reading “The Making of British Unionism, 1740-1848: Politics, Government and the Anglo-Irish Constitutional Relationship”