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. Commonwealth was an idea whose importance to governance long outlasted its mid-sixteenth-century expression. It made defence of the common good the duty of all members of society. The responsibilities of the King to his weaker subjects extended to those who exercised authority on his behalf. As the remarkable public sermon delivered at Northampton after the suppression of the Midlands rising to a congregation headed by the Lord Lieutenant observed, Christ ‘giveth to great personages, Judges and Magistrates in their places, an honorable patterne of piety, cheerfully to accept

in Crowds and popular politics in early modern England
Wilkes and America

situation. Therein lies the truth of a retrospective comment by an unidentified official. ‘Mr Grenville lost America because he read the American dispatches, which his predecessors had never done.’69 The same motivation of tighter imperial control led the Grenville ministry into an important policy decision concerning Ireland. The matter had not been given priority. The ministry, with many other problems calling for attention, sent its new Lord-Lieutenant Northumberland to Ireland with instructions to cooperate with the Undertakers, ‘to temporize with the evil’, as

in George III
How the Westminster parliament legislated for England, Scotland and Ireland, 1707–1830 - The 2001 Neale Lecture

? Some had expected that post-union Irish arrangements would echo Scottish: the Lord Lieutenancy would be discontinued; Ireland would cease to be treated like a conquered province, and instead be put on the same footing as the rest of the UK, without intermediary powers between central departments and local government. But these expectations were not realised. Lord Lieutenants argued for the retention of their post.42 What did shift was the balance of power between the Lord Lieutenant and his chief secretary. The secretary had customarily sat in the Irish Commons

in Parliaments, nations and identities in Britain and Ireland, 1660–1850

contribution to parliamentary debate is relatively undistinguished as he rarely attended House of Commons sessions. Robert was more active in his local Sligo area where he acted as Lord Lieutenant, Governor of Sligo and Leitrim Hospital for the Insane, Governor of Sligo County Infirmary and he was a board member of superintendence for Sligo County Prison. In 1861 Sir Robert’s eldest son and heir, also called Robert, was involved in a tragedy on Drumcliff Bay.23 Robert, accompanied by his younger brother, Henry, had set sail on 29 October. When they encountered harsh weather

in Eva Gore-Booth
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’s newspaper was probably the most influential evening publication in the United Kingdom at the time, and in an impressive achievement he would hold the position of editor for twenty-six years until his retirement in 1922. Like the other invited speakers, Spender had travelled specially to Dublin to address the Trinity College gathering. His audience included the Lord Lieutenant, the Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Countess of Aberdeen. The title of his address was ‘the education of the journalist’. Obviously speaking from first-hand experience as a newspaper editor

in Irish journalism before independence
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The relief of distress

’s approach. United Ireland described the December statement as ‘a hateful and miserable failure’, and printed a cartoon attacking the Liberal lord lieutenant, Lord Spencer, for his heartlessness.41 In the Commons, Justin McCarthy complained that the Irish people had ‘asked for bread and the Lord Lieutenant gave them a sneer’. The Chief Secretary, G.O. Trevelyan, defended the government’s policy, claiming that distress only existed in areas where holdings were ‘too small’ and where ‘the people could not live on the land without running into debt’. It was not a matter of

in Politics, pauperism and power in late nineteenth-century Ireland

subscribed with their hands’, 1562, TNA: PRO, SP 63/5/51, printed in Crawford, Anglicising the government of Ireland, appendix 2, pp. 432–8; John Parker, ‘A slanderous book addressed to the Queen against the Lord Lieutenant Sussex’, 1562, TNA: PRO, SP 63/6/37. GRIBBEN 9781526113245 PRINT.indd 80 20/04/2017 15:33 Complaint and reform in late Elizabethan Dublin 81 of non-compliance amongst senior officials, many of whom refused to turn over records and muster books for inspection. Arnold dispatched his most expansive account of Irish affairs to Dudley and Cecil in

in Dublin

’s departmental staff. His first witness was his successor as Under-Secretary Sir James Brown Dougherty. The confusion as to the authority exercised by the Lord Lieutenant over the Castle apparatus is evident in the presentation of Dougherty. Their inability to agree on which departments were inside and which outside the control of the Lord Lieutenant underlines the fact that despite the decades of debate the Castle was still a labyrinth of dispersed authority.37 MacDonnell quickly took up where he had left off on his departure from the Castle and he and Dougherty debated at some

in The civil service and the revolution in Ireland, 1912–38
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(Scots), and 10,000 more troops for 1,000 acres for every £200 in Ulster, and 1,000 acres for every £400 in Munster out of the rebels land, and will plant it with Protestant tenants. Men have written £10,000 each and tomorrow it will be presented to both houses. Ordinance passed in Parliament for £35,000 victuals to be paid by the Lord Mayor of London, £5,000 for Londonderry, £5,000 for Youghal, £10,000 for Dublin and £15,000 for Carrickfergus. Lord Conway on his way tomorrow and John Clotworthy and Lord Lieutenant soon after. 22 Denzil Holles and John Pym had

in Empire and enterprise
The social, economic and cultural improvement of Ireland and the Irish, 1721–39

committee of the whole house would reconvene after two months. Shortly afterwards, on 7 November, the Irish House of Lords passed a resolution stating that a national bank would prove detrimental to Ireland’s economic fortunes. Lords Limerick, Ferrard, Strabane and Boyne, along with Ralph Lambert, Bishop of Dromore, and Hutchinson, entered a protest against this resolution on the grounds that the committee of the whole house charged with examining the bill had dismissed it without due consideration. The debate which followed was cut short when the lord lieutenant, the

in Witchcraft and Whigs