British Governments in Ireland

Some flashcards that provide quick information on each British government leader for application in different essay types

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  • Created on: 06-06-17 10:12
Tories/Conservatives
Pitt, Wellington, Peel and Balfour
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Pitt
1800/01 Act of Union, fought to gain emancipation with the AoU but King George refused. Resigned after the AoU was passed without emancipation
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Wellington
Emancipation 1829. Wanted to avoid a Catholic uproar so complied with O'Connell
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Peel
1840's Reapeal Campaign. Resisted O'Connell, much stronger than Wellington. Banned Clontarf meeting and shut down the repeal campaign. Worked in early famine, introduced £100,000 worth of Maize to alleviate crisis
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Balfour
Minor Player, not neccesery to include in essays. Involved in government before Liberal and Coalition governments.
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Whigs/Liberals
Melboune, Russell, Gladstone and Asquith
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Melbourne
Litchfield house compact alliance between Whigs and O'Connell, lasted for 5 years from 1835-40
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Russell
Key in Famine relief. 1847 Soup kitchens fed 3 million a day (But cancelled early), 1848 Work houses for menial jobs (took on too many workers and were badly overcrowded). Still preffered Laizzes Faire approach
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Gladstone
Main player in Whig Government. 1869 Church Act. 1870 and 81 Land Acts. 1886 and 93 HR bills. Worked closely with Parnell for Irish Interests
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Asquith
Another Minor player, Worked around HR3 but not crucial to mention. Continued to do work in Coalition government but still not major.
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Coalition Government
Asquith and Lloyd George
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Lloyd George
Brought an end to Anglo-Irish War and effectively ended Irish question for a time
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Card 2

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1800/01 Act of Union, fought to gain emancipation with the AoU but King George refused. Resigned after the AoU was passed without emancipation

Back

Pitt

Card 3

Front

Emancipation 1829. Wanted to avoid a Catholic uproar so complied with O'Connell

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

1840's Reapeal Campaign. Resisted O'Connell, much stronger than Wellington. Banned Clontarf meeting and shut down the repeal campaign. Worked in early famine, introduced £100,000 worth of Maize to alleviate crisis

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Minor Player, not neccesery to include in essays. Involved in government before Liberal and Coalition governments.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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