Coercion Act 1871

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  • Coercion Act 1871
    • Gave the police extra powers of arrest and imprisonment
    • Arose because the situation in Ireland became dire. // violence became too serious
    • Passed by Gladstone
    • In spite of his good intentions Gladstone had been forced on the policy of repression
    • Act had important long-term effects
      • This has been pointed out by historians
        • Such as. . .
          • Theo Hoppen
            • "It can be seen to have heralded the beginning of the collapse of the landlord class in Ireland

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