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Suggested reading

Social and Economic Themes

  • Bolton, G C The Passing of the Irish Act of Union: a study in parliamentary politics (1966)
  • Condon, M C 'The Irish Church and the Reform Ministries', Journal of British Studies, IV 1964 pp. 120-42
  • Gray, Peter Famine, Land and Politics: British Government and Irish Society, 1843-50 (1998) Dublin
  • Hoppen, K Theodore Elections, Politics and Society in Ireland, 1832-1885 (1984) Oxford
  • Jupp, Peter 'Government, parliament and politics in Ireland, 1801-41' in Julian Hoppit, (editor), Parliaments, nations and identities in Britain and Ireland, 1660-1850 (2003) pp.146-68 Manchester
  • Kriegel, Abraham D 'The Irish Policy of Lord Grey's Government', English Historical Review, LXXXVI 1971 pp.22-45 Manchester
  • Ridden, Jennifer 'Irish Reform between the 1798 Rebellion and the Great Famine' in Arthur Burns and Joanna Innes, (editors), Rethinking the Age of Reform (2003) pp.271-94 Cambridge
  • Wheeler, Michael The Old Enemies. Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture (2006) Cambridge
  • Wilkinson, David 'How did they pass the Union? Secret Service Expenditure in Ireland, 1799-1804', History 82 1997 223-51


Catholic Emancipation

  • Davis, Richard W 'The Tories, the Whigs and Catholic Emancipation, 1827-9', English Historical Review, XCVII 1982 89-98
  • Davis, Richard W 'Wellington and the "Open Question": The Issue of Catholic Emancipation, 1821-9', Albion, 29 1997 39-55
  • Davis, Richard W 'Wellington, the Constitution and Catholic Emancipation', Parliamentary History, 15 1996 209-14
  • Printed: MacDonagh, Oliver The Hereditary Bondsman (1988)
  • Printed: Machin, G I T The Catholic Question in English Politics, 1820-30 (1964) Oxford
  • Machin, G I T 'The Catholic Emancipation Crisis of 1825', English Historical Review, LXXVIII 1963 458-82
  • Machin, G I T 'The Duke of Wellington and Catholic Emancipation', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, XIV 1963 190-208
  • Machin, G I T 'British Catholics' in Rainer Liedtke and Stephan Wendehorst, (editors), The Emancipation of Catholics, Jews and Protestants (1999) pp.11-32 Manchester
  • Noyce, Karen A 'The Duke of Wellington and the Catholic Question' in Norman Gash, (editor), Wellington: Studies in the military and political career of the First Duke of Wellington (1990) pp.139-58 Manchester



  • Kerr, Donal A Priests and Politics, Sir Robert Peel's Administration and the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, 1841-6 (1982) Oxford
  • Large, David 'The House of Lords and Ireland in the Age of Peel, c.1832-50' in Clyve Jones and David Lewis Jones, (editors), Peers, Politics and Power: The House of Lords, 1603-1911 (1986) pp.373-405
  • MacDonagh, Oliver ‘O’Connell and Repeal, 1840-45’ in Michael Bentley and John Stevenson, (editors), High and Low Politics in Modern Britain (1983) pp.4-27 Oxford
  • Machin, G I T 'The Maynooth Grant, the Dissenters and Disestablishment, 1845-7', English Historical Review, LXXXII 1967 61-85
  • Norman, Edward R 'The Maynooth Question of 1845', Irish Historical Studies, XV 1967 407-37
  • Wolffe, John The Protestant Crusade in Great Britain, 1829-60 (1991) Oxford


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