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History - Nationalism and Unionism in 19th Century Ireland - Centre Based

Day of week:
Delivered online
Mixed Level
12:45 - 14:45
3 weeks

Sevenoaks Adult Education

Nineteenth century was a pivotal time in Irish history. In this course we will examine the period from the Act of Union in 1801 to independence in 1922.
In this course we will examine the contribution of Daniel O’Connell in creating the first mass nationalist movement and how his success depended on his ability to be all things to all men, and his contribution to linking nationalism with Catholicism
We look at the origins of a unionist tradition, how it can be traced back to the first decades of the nineteenth century. The dismantling of the religiously exclusive institutions of the kingdom of Ireland, along with the rise from the 1820s of Catholic mass politics, meant that self-government became a luxury which most Irish Protestants were convinced they could not afford.

How will I be taught?

We will use a mixture of tutor input, discussion and group and pair work as appropriate.

What do I need to have with me?

Pen and paper. Also if you have any interesting realia or fact please feel free to share it in the class.
Handouts will be provided.

What can I do next?

We offer various history course throughout Kent. Please visit our website

What do I need to join the course

This course is for everyone interested in history.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code SEV/107741/K/NC.