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History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800 9781903688090

History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800

Commons, Constituencies and Statutes

ISBN-10: 1903688094
ISBN-13: 9781903688090
PUBLISHER: Ulster Historical Foundation
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Product Description: Format: Six Volumes (slipcased in pairs) Sold only as set. The Parliament which sat in Dublin from 1692-1800 was the last Irish elected assembly to represent the whole of the island. The principal issues to emerge during the time of the Irish Parliament—the Penal Code, legislative independence, the 1798 rebellion and the passing of the Act of Union of 1800—were not only crucial in themselves but continue to influence our understanding of Irish history over the last 300 years. The Parliament played a vital role in developing the nature and character of 18th-century Irish society. Among the "firsts" it can claim are the Newry Canal, the first commercial waterway in the British Isles, and the first maternity hospital, the Rotunda in Dublin, in 1745. Its development of the roads network, fairs and markets, education, banking and commerce and, most crucially perhaps, the linen industry, created by 1800 a vibrant and expanding economy and population. It is entirely fitting that the recent bicentenary of the Act of Union should be marked by the eagerly awaited availability ofHistory of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800,the outcome of decades of dedicated research. The information amassed will be presented in a format that will make this invaluable reference work accessible to academic and local historians and genealogists alike. This Publication Includes: Surveys and Statutes volume which classifies the statutes relating to the Constitution, education, local government, law and order, Parliament, religion, manufacturing and employment and, of course, the land. (1 volume). Constituency Histories of the 300 parliamentary county, borough and university seats. (1 volume). Biographical Studies of the 2,300 MPs who sat 1692-1800, Family names and connection, their residences, titles, marriage, pensions, careers and voting records are all meticulously recorded and presented (4 volumes).

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