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The Irish Conservative Party, 1852-1868: Land, Politics and Religion Andrew Shields

The Irish Conservative Party, 1852-1868: Land, Politics and Religion

Andrew Shields

Published July 10th 2007
ISBN : 9780716528821
Paperback
238 pages
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The Irish Conservative party has been a neglected topic among Irish historians. This study of the party between 1852 and 1868 examines the question of whether there was an indigenous Irish Conservatism, different both in tone and content from itsMoreThe Irish Conservative party has been a neglected topic among Irish historians. This study of the party between 1852 and 1868 examines the question of whether there was an indigenous Irish Conservatism, different both in tone and content from its English counterpart. It considers the high politics of the Irish Conservative party and the complex ways in which the party interacted with the principal forces opposed to it in Irish society, in particular, the Roman Catholic Church. The author also looks at the social composition of the party, the elite of the Irish Conservative party and their relationship with the party leadership at Westminster.