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Faith, Fraternity and FightingThe Orange Order and Irish Migrants in Northern England, c. 1850–1920$
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Donald M. MacRaild

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239390

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313110

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‘Heart, Pocket and Hand’: Unionist Politics and the Orange Order

‘Heart, Pocket and Hand’: Unionist Politics and the Orange Order

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(p.242) Chapter 7 ‘Heart, Pocket and Hand’: Unionist Politics and the Orange Order
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Faith, Fraternity and Fighting
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239390.003.0008

This chapter reports that the Orange bloc in northern England had different experiences depending upon where it was based. Different regional cultures assured different profiles for Orangeism, which became a significant mouthpiece for working-class conservatism. The Orangemen of the north-east were confined to face political detachment from the body politic. It is also shown that the real strength of the Orange Order was in its activities as an instrument of social and cultural cohesion for men and women of the same disposition. The Orangemen were urgently keen to be regarded in the public movement in defence of the Union. Ulster was the centre of a political Orangeism. The Order had a more generalised hunch of party politics, and also continued a friendly society and convivial toasting club, laced with a bit of politics.

Keywords:   northern England, political Orangeism, conservatism, Orangemen, Orange Order, Union, Ulster, party politics

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