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Colonel Edward Saunderson: Land and Loyalty in Victorian Ireland

Alvin Jackson

Abstract

Colonel Edward Saunderson, the original leader of Irish Unionism, and the most prominent defender of Irish landlords in the late 19th century, has suffered undue neglect. This book explores the political traditions of the Saunderson family as well as the development and repercussions of the Colonel’s career. The twin poles of Saunderson’s life, landownership and the Union, represent the central themes of this study. Saunderson’s Unionism was intimately bound with this status as a landed proprietor, and the party institutions and strategies which he helped to create owed much to the strengths a ... More

Keywords: Colonel Edward Saunderson, Irish Unionism, Irish landlords, career, landownership, gentry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204985
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204985.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alvin Jackson, author
The Queen’s University, Belfast