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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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The United Irish Society in Disarray

The United Irish Society in Disarray

(p.213) Seventeen The United Irish Society in Disarray
Wolfe Tone
Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on the United Irish Society's loss of direction and disintegration during the spring and summer of 1793. It discusses the conflict between William Drennan and Theobald Wolfe Tone and explains that Drennan was insisting on the Catholics not to abandon reform and was annoyed that Tone appeared to be compromising on the issue. It also considers the dissolution of the Catholic Committee and the deepening of Tone's disillusionment at the internal situation of the country during this period in 1793.

Keywords:   United Irish Society, William Drennan, Theobald Wolfe Tone, reform, Catholics, Catholic Committee

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