Violence Re-visited: Young Ireland and ’98

  • Stuart Andrews


Queen Victoria’s 1843 Speech from the throne, delivered in person on 24 August, deplored ‘the persevering efforts which are being made to stir up discontent and disaffection among my subjects in Ireland, and to excite them to demand a Repeal of the Legislative Union’. While committing the government to administering Ireland ‘in a spirit of strict justice and impartiality’, her Majesty continued:

From a deep conviction that the Legislative Union is not less essential to the attainment of those objects than to the strength and stability of the empire, it is my firm determination, with your support, and under the blessing of DIVINE PROVIDENCE, to maintain inviolate that great bond of connexion between the two countries.


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