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Repeal, 1840–45

they were the actual convictions of the writers’.52 The Times opined that O’Connell’s activities were ‘as nothing compared to the fervour of rebellion which breathed in every page of these verses’.53 The government realized the propaganda value for the Repeal movement in being supported by a strong nationalist press, especially one controlled by ‘young men of talent’. The Lord Lieutenant, therefore, sought out people willing to condemn Repeal, ‘to be applied in daily doses, and in the most pungent form, and this can only be done in the columns of a newspaper’.54 The

in Repeal and revolution
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A force for peace in the world

Hegarty; John Hume; Dr Don Keegan, Lord Lieutenant; Professor Gerry McKenna, Vice-Chancellor; Professor Jim Allen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; members of the City Council; distinguished speakers; distinguished guests. It is a great honour to be here in Derry today. Derry is for all of us a beacon of hope and an example of the triumph of humanity and cooperation over division and despair. It is, I feel, the ideal location to address the challenges facing Ireland, Europe and the world. I am particularly happy to be in the company of John Hume. He is, in so many ways, a living

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
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suitable buildings for use as lunatic asylums from 1817, the Board rejected the reuse of the recently closed Roscommon Gaol, recommended to them by Undersecretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Robert Peel, as a suitable building for reuse as an asylum. The Board rejected the gaol on the recommendation of architect Johnston (National Archives of Ireland Commissioners for General Control: OPW 999/784, December 1817). In Johnston’s plans for provincial asylums, submitted later that year, his sense of the ideal symmetry of an asylum was indicated by his addition of

in An archaeology of lunacy

extent in times of war; for example, when there were questions over the cessing of MPs and the billeting of soldiers in their homes. During peace time in the 1660s, the Commons moved swiftly against any who attempted to billet soldiers on members. 24 During the later 1640s, the Commons made an application to the lord lieutenant to show restraint rather than making an order against billeting. 25 It must be stated that this was not a formal abdication of the privilege of MPs but instead a recognition of circumstances and the murky middle ground between the rights of

in The Irish Parliament, 1613–89
Scenes from Comus (2005)

, tenor and orchestra between 1962 and 1965, is Hill’s contemporary to the year and month, so the occasion can be seen to be doubled to take in Hill’s own seventieth birthday. Indeed occasion is a central feature of Milton’s masque since it was written with the composer Henry Lawes to celebrate the appointment in 1631 of the Earl of Bridgewater as President of the Council of Wales and Lord Lieutenant of Wales and the counties on the Welsh border. Milton’s occasion is far more ostensibly public, indeed political, as the hazardous allegorical journey of the Lady and her

in Acceptable words

building sketched out in the dirt. Instead, the commemorative speech engaged in sleight of hand that gave a glimpse of the truth, a ploy that would be followed until the opening of the Royalty in the summer of 1787. In true ‘Plausible Jack’ style, however, he gave away a little too much by pointing everyone’s attention to the theatre’s place ‘within the Liberty of the Tower of London’ and by dedicating the venue to its inhabitants. Given Palmer’s reputation, Harris should have been inquisitive about the position taken by the Lord Lieutenant Governor of the Tower

in Thomas ‘Jupiter’ Harris
English government and the empire, 1667-1679
Robert M. Bliss

the Irish customs led to an investigation and to the extraordinary order that if the farm could not be voided in law the Lord Lieutenant should deal only through the ‘trusted farmers’. 48 Others were luckier. Paul Badcock, dismissed as a tidesman for taking £2 unofficial compensation for goods he had seized, was restored to his post, Danby having satisfied himself that ‘no fraud was intended’ and

in Revolution and empire
The English empire at the end of the seventeenth century
Robert M. Bliss

kind to some of his old servants; among notable survivors of local tory insurgencies was the Earl of Carlisle, who was not only Governor of Jamaica but also Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland. In other cases, the self-contained nature of county society and the class solidarity of the gentry kept individuals in place despite their lack of tory enthusiasm. Most significantly of all, the crown’s attack on

in Revolution and empire
Peace and cider

Chancellor, Lord Egremont as Southern Secretary, the Duke of Bedford as Lord Privy Seal, and Lord Ligonier, though now eighty-two, as army Commander-in-Chief and MasterGeneral of the Ordnance. When Lord Anson, retained at the Admiralty, died on 6 June, Lord Melcombe refused the post on grounds of ill health, but though without office was now summoned to attend cabinet, as Hardwicke and Devonshire had been under Newcastle, since Bute could count on his support: but he died on 28 July. Lord Halifax was appointed, being permitted to retain his absentee high-salary Lord-Lieutenancy

in George III
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Institutions and print

, all other newsletters and gazettes were banned from the Dublin coffee houses leaving only the official Dublin Gazette, ‘which is a legend of their [the Jacobite regime’s] own composition’.49 The use of print in this process of legitimation was not confined to substantial works. Printed ephemera also had an important role to play. In the 107 MUP/Gillespie_05_Ch5 107 15/3/05, 8:33 am The strategies of reading years after 1660 the lord lieutenant of Ireland, the duke of Ormond, attempted to make a reality of the idea of the kingdom of Ireland, as sixteenth

in Reading Ireland