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Book Title: Enigma: A New Life of Charles Stewart Parnell|
The author of the book: Paul Bew
Date of issue: October 2011
ISBN 13: 9780717147441
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 575 KB
Edition: Gill & Macmillan
Read full description of the books Enigma: A New Life of Charles Stewart Parnell:Parnell is the most enigmatic figure in Irish history. An Anglo-Irish landlord from a distinguished and long-established Wicklow family, he became the most unlikely leader of Irish nationalism imaginable. None the less, from the late 1870s until his fall and death in 1891, he held the whole of Ireland spellbound. He established Home Rule for Ireland--previously a taboo subject in British politics--at the centre of Westminster affairs and effectively created the modern Irish state in embryo.
His fall was as dramatic as his rise. The affair with Mrs Katharine O'Shea, the mother of his three children, destroyed him. Paul Bew reinterprets this enigmatic man as one who was fundamentally conservative, who wished to reconcile his own landlord class to a new Ireland, and who acknowledged and accelerated the political demands of nationalist Ireland.
Read information about the authorA graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Paul Bew has been Professor of Irish Politics at Queen's University, Belfast since 1991. A leading commentator on Northern Irish politics, he is the author of many publications on Irish history and the politics of contemporary Ireland.
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