Musgrave’s Rebellions

  • Stuart Andrews


The decidedly one-sided debate about the character of the 1798 Rebellion took place against a background of varying reactions to the Act of Union. It was also coloured by the temporary distraction of Emmet’s failed rebellion and by the revival of invasion fears when the Peace of Amiens collapsed.


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