The Speeches of The Right Hon. Henry Grattan; to which is added his Letter on the Union, with a Commentary on his Career and Character

By: Madden , Daniel Owen

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Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Name top of title page. Spine worn, Repaired tear top corner. faded; evidence of spine label, though no other markings. 12mo; [i-iii] iv-xxxvi, [37]-468 p. 20 cm. Second Edition. Contains memoir. -------- Henry Grattan (1746 - 1820) was an Irish politician and member of the Irish House of Commons, who campaigned for legislative freedom for the Irish Parliament in the late 18th century. He has been described as a superb orator - nervous, high-flown, romantic. With generous enthusiasm he demanded that Ireland should be granted its rightful status, that of an independent nation, though he always insisted that Ireland would remain linked to Great Britain by a common crown and by sharing a common political tradition. Grattan opposed the Act of Union 1800 that merged the Kingdoms of Ireland and Great Britain, but later sat as a member of the united Parliament in London. [wiki]

Title: The Speeches of The Right Hon. Henry Grattan; to which is added his Letter on the Union, with a Commentary on his Career and Character

Author Name: Madden , Daniel Owen

Categories: 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS, BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy,: 1853

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 008816

Keywords: Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820; Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820.,