An Incorporating Union? British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1830

@article{Hoppen2008AnIU,
  title={An Incorporating Union? British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1830},
  author={K. Theodore Hoppen},
  journal={The English Historical Review},
  year={2008},
  pages={328-350}
}
  • K. Hoppen
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • History
  • The English Historical Review
The Act of Union between Britain and Ireland which came into force on 1 January 1800 was the outcome of immediate military necessity and the result of decades of spasmodic thought by politicians on both sides of the Irish Sea concerning the relationship between the two islands. But while the overall intention was undoubtedly an integrative one, a failure to understand the nature of Irish politics and society together with the pressing imperatives of war with France generated a casual and… 
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