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The Phoenix Park, Dublin (1832–49), an urban heterotopia?

provision of a perimeter wall and insecure gateways ( Figure 8 ). Despite these somewhat inhospitable surroundings, the Vice Regal Lodge – the official residence of the lord lieutenant of Ireland – the Chief Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s Lodges were situated in the park, each within its own private demesne concealed from public view by overgrown planting. Alongside them the Mountjoy Barracks, the

in Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness

reassessment see O’Halpin, Decline of the Union , pp. 157–79. 13 Secretary of State for War to Chief of the Imperial General Staff [CIGS], 18 September 1920, PRO WO 32 9537. 14 Lord Lieutenant to Chief Secretary for Ireland, 24

in Policing and decolonisation
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imperial rule in Ireland (the suppression of the Irish language, the expropriation of Irish landowners, the employment of informers, the sentencing of captured rebels to be shot) and gave them a comic and romantic treatment in a bid to neutralize their offensiveness. The action takes place in 1800 against the background of the attempt by the Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Newtown, to eliminate

in Imperialism and music
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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
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
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The Irish dimension

first-hand experience of Irish conditions, such as Randolph Churchill who had been secretary to the Irish Lord Lieutenant. 5 Viceroys from Ripon to Lansdowne were very aware of Irish conditions. 6 There were personages such as Antony MacDonnell who, after his return from India, was deeply immersed in both Indian and Irish affairs and had the ear of no less a patron than King

in Servants of the empire

, the Queen’s own family were pressed into colonial duties. Early in her reign, Queen Victoria was told of Prime Minister Lord Melbourne’s failed attempt to make her uncle, Augustus, the Duke of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 49 But that setback may have sowed the seed of an idea that passed to the next generation. As she recalled after his death, Prince Albert ‘had often

in Crowns and colonies
The Georgian colonies of New South Wales and Upper Canada, 1788–1837

American colonies and their governance, quite the reverse was true of Ireland. 14 There, British anxieties about the loyalty of the majority of the population of its oldest and nearest colony had resulted in close and oppressive rule by a lord lieutenant appointed and instructed from London. The Irish Parliament was exclusively Protestant, and was largely in the pockets of English

in Law, history, colonialism

, Nyasaland, leading the chairman of the day, the Lord Lieutenant Sir Robert King Stewart, to joke that this had caused the Post Office some considerable confusion. There was also a telegram from what was described as a ‘native church’ in Blantyre. The tributes had earlier spread out beyond Africa. Back in 1913, a telegram had been sent by President Woodrow Wilson in which he had declared that

in Scotland, empire and decolonisation in the twentieth century