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Illegitimacy and law reform

. First, re-registration was public, expensive, and difficult. Second, the bill had not changed nationality laws. Third, the divorce courts refused to recognise legitimation unless the child Simple acts of justice 161 had used the Legitimacy Declaration Act. All of these issues caused problems for individuals who wanted to take advantage of the law. The RGO set up the process for re-registration when the Act seemed likely to reach the statute books. The LCO, the HO, and the RGO debated the best procedure in a conference in April of 1925. The Registrar, Sylvanus

in Illegitimacy in English law and society,1860–1930

Boer war; he had spent a brief period in the Transvaal in 1897–98. In 1899 he started the United Irishman, the first of a number of radical newspapers that he edited. It was replaced by Sinn Féin in 1906 and, after the latter’s suppression in 1914, by Scissors and Paste and later by Nationality. He wrote most of the material for his newspapers himself. It seems that he once turned down a job as a leaderwriter on the Freeman’s Journal so that, to quote Virginia Glandon, ‘he could continue through his newspapers to try to break up what he saw as Irish political apathy

in Irish journalism before independence
Migration in the last gasp of empire

other migrant groups in post-war Britain, which revealed more clearly than ever before the fact that behind the façade of a universal British national identity lay competing communities of Britishness, reflective of separate spheres of nationality. This chapter explores these different communities and suggests that their coming to the surface was a direct consequence of the end of empire. In June 1948

in British culture and the end of empire

Irish and the English were seen as two separate nationalities. This, combined with the presence of Scottish settlers on the north coast of Ireland, 16 created a complex melée of cultures in Ulster. It was this mixture of cultural identities that would create so many problems over the coming centuries as different nationalities sought supremacy, especially in areas such as County Armagh. This turbulent

in Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness

its identity (dépersonnalisation), was one of progress, challenging established social, racial and gendered orders. This fight to claim the monopoly on authenticity was not unique to Algeria. In newly independent Tunisia in 1956, as President Habib Bourguiba pushed through the new Personal Status Code, outlawing polygamy and repudiation and recognising right of mothers to pass Tunisian Embodying the nation 147 nationality on to their children, he justified each innovation with a quotation from the Qur’an, arguing that this was a ‘return’ to the pre

in Our fighting sisters
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259 Conclusion 259 doned soldiers and sailors to embrace the Allied cause and their tendency to insist upon repatriation tarred the reputation of all the French in Britain, even those belonging to de Gaulle. Their position was further weakened by the contrasting manner in which other exiled nationalities, especially the Poles, rushed to take up arms against the Axis powers. According to Mass-Observation studies of 1940–42, the British public no longer thought a future Anglo-French friendship desirable and viewed the French as among the most exasperating of allies

in The forgotten French
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popular publications was their flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of nationality and Empire. The reality of the British Empire was that it encompassed a great variety of peoples and places. This fact made available an extraordinary amount of ‘raw material’ for the historian seeking an heroic past, and for the adventure writers who placed their fiction in the far corners of the globe. Because

in Britannia’s children

Britain and France. Here, according to a writer who interviewed him some years later about his exploits, he ‘gravitated by a process of natural law to the centre of the danger zone’.6 His nationality probably helped him secure a job as assistant to an Irishman named Lillie, who was editor of the Siam Free Press, and also local correspondent of the New York Herald. Within a month, unexpected events propelled his career upwards. Lillie was expelled from Siam for publishing articles which exacerbated the tensions between the King of Siam and France, and McCullagh

in Irish journalism before independence
Nursing the liberated persons at Bergen-Belsen

,000 women and 18, 000 men. About 90 per cent of the inmates were of Jewish origin, with an average age of 28.11 Typhus and starvation were endemic, as was TB, dysentery and fever.12 Many had gastro-intestinal infections, erysipelas and scurvy. Camp II comprised a series of brick buildings and houses with approximately 27,000 inhabitants of a variety of nationalities. Enteric, TB and erysipelas were present, but no typhus and they appeared better fed.13 Between 1 to 31 March, 17,000 persons died in Belsen. From 1 to 15 April, the day of liberation, a further 18,000 died

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
The off-duty world of the Customs staff

cosmopolitanism would have been dashed soon after going ashore in Shanghai. The treaty port social order was a complex beast, structured around a series of overlapping hierarchies based not just on race but also on nationality, gender and class. Although many Europeans saw an opportunity to become ‘true gentlemen’ in the colonies, their compatriots overseas were likely to trample on the ambitions of would

in Empire careers