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Wolfe Tone: Second Edition

Marianne Elliott


Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763–98) was the founder of Irish Republican nationalism. As such his political ideas and the circumstances of his life and early death have become powerful political weapons in the hands of later nationalists. Today his name still arouses strong passions and he is hailed as the first prophet of an independent Ireland. Published originally in 1989, this book was the first major biography of Tone, using a wealth of new material to examine his personal life and public actions. The book traces him from his upbringing as a member of the Protestant elite, through his involvemen ... More

Keywords: Republican nationalism, independent Ireland, personal life, public actions, Protestant elite, radical politics, exile, French negotiations, French force, treason trial

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317774


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Marianne Elliott, author

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