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Comus – why is he a villain? How happy is the happy ending? I begin with the question of the masque’s subject. It is usually claimed that the work was composed to celebrate the Earl of Bridgewater’s installation as President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Wales, but a look at both the relevant dates and the text itself make it obvious that

in Spectacular Performances
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The army and railways

Wales, he pressed the lord lieutenant to exhort his magistrates ‘to make a permanent and efficient augmentation of their own Civil Force’, which had been created in 1839, and by October 1845 he was delighted to learn that a ‘beginning’ had been made in increasing the size of the county’s police force. 65 Railways, in other words, may have been a ‘force multiplier’ in the process of suppressing industrial and political

in Engines for empire

examined. At the same time, the project had a distinctly dated feel, seemingly being aimed at ‘the country house and parsonage market for local history’.30 Local committees were set up in each county, and bore all the hallmarks of a Victorian society. They were usually headed by an aristocrat – preferably the lord lieutenant – or a bishop. In Devon the initiative was taken by Sir Roger Lethbridge, who sought out the lord lieutenant, Lord Clinton, at the Hotel Metropole in Cannes, to persuade him to take a lead. An impressive local committee was formed, although few if

in Writing local history
The case of the Irish Rebellion, 1641–53

’, in J.T. Gilbert, History of the Affairs of Ireland (Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1879), p. 9. The Lord Justice of Ireland was an ancient senior position in the governance of Ireland: one or several simultaneous office-holders in the Kingdom who, in the absence of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, fulfilled the social and political duties as head of the Irish executive. 7 O’Neill ‘strove to contain the rascal multitude from those frequent savage actions of stripping and killing which were after perpetrated and gave their enterprise an odious

in The hurt(ful) body
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’. Their distaste for Whiggism was sufficient for the Grenvillites to join Liverpool’s Ministry in 1822. Reconfiguring his administration that year, Liverpool also overcame Peel’s reluctance to join the Cabinet with the offer of the Home Secretaryship; and both 201 Chase 07_Tonra 01 22/01/2013 11:10 Page 202 202 1820 Ireland’s Lord Lieutenant and Chief Secretary, as unequal to the task of facing down the Rockites as they had been the Ribbonmen before them, were replaced. ‘Among the measures taken by the government to restore tranquillity in Ireland was the recall of

in 1820
The legacy of 1848

. However, indecisive leadership, lack of weapons, failure to win the support of landlords or large farmers, the hunger of the people and the opposition of the clergy were each significant factors individually, and collectively, they were fatal. In the Queen’s Speech proroguing parliament on 5 September 1848, the Queen referred to the role that Lord Clarendon had played in suppressing the Irish rebellion, averring, ‘The energy and the decision shown by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland deserve my warmest approbation.’2 Privately though, the government acknowledged that the

in Repeal and revolution
The abortive Northern Rebellion of 1663

post of Lord Lieutenant. The latter position enabled him not only to press religious uniformity, but to use his civil power to encourage informers, use the local militia and play upon the loyalties of the local gentry (particularly those with recent dubious pasts) to reassert the Church’s authority. The early Baptist movement in the North-​East of the 1650s was located in Newcastle, where it was nurtured by the presence of both an army garrison and the benevolent government of Robert Lilburne and Colonel Paul Hobson, who had served under Sir Arthur Hesilrige in the

in From Republic to Restoration
The Central Sphagnum Depot for Ireland at the Royal College of Science for Ireland, 1915–19

John's Ambulance Brigade (StJAB) and the British Red Cross Society (BRCS). Prior to the outbreak of war some women's first aid units had also been established to support either the Ulster Volunteer Force or the Irish Volunteers. 10 Almost immediately after the declaration of war, on 10 August 1914, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant, the indefatigable Lady Aberdeen, 11 then

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
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example, Assistant Under-Secretary for Ireland, William S. B. Kaye, requested the General Prisons Board to furnish a list of ‘cases of females sentenced to death for infanticide but whose sentences were commuted by the Lord Lieutenant’. The list of names that was subsequently compiled included a woman convicted of having murdered her sixteen-month-old child, as well as a convict who had allegedly killed her nineteen-month-old toddler.9 In 1885, the Cork Examiner described the alleged murder of a two-year-old child under the title: ‘Charge of Infanticide.’10 A few years

in ‘A most diabolical deed’
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lengthy process that lasted decades. It was the next generation that only fitfully embraced unionism, dating from the second half of the 1820s. Notes 1 William Richardson, Moy, 2 May 1803, Michael MacDonagh (ed.), The Viceroy’s post-bag: The correspondence hitherto unpublished of the Earl of Hardwicke, the first Lord Lieutenant after the union (London, 1904), 264–5. 2 NAI SOC 1025/1, [?] McGucken to Pollock, Belfast, 3 Jan. 1803. 3 NAI RP 620/62/12, William Gardiner to Marsden, Armagh, 16 June 1802; ibid., W. Gardiner to Pollock, 15 June 1802; James Paterson, County Derry

in In the wake of the great rebellion