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Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1921

K. Theodore Hoppen


The Anglo-Irish Union of 1800 which established the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland made British ministers in London more directly responsible for Irish affairs than had previously been the case. The Act did not, however, provide for full integration and left in existence a separate administration in Dublin under a Viceroy and a Chief Secretary. This created tensions that were never resolved. The relationship that ensued has generally been interpreted in terms of ‘colonialism’ or ‘post-colonialism’, concepts not without their problems in relation to a country so geographically clos ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Britain, the Anglo-Irish Union, government, administration, assimilation, differentiation, Conservatives, Liberals

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207436
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. Theodore Hoppen, author
Emeritus Professor of History, University of Hull

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