Men of the Ards
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The effects of the American and French revolutions had far-reaching effects upon the outwardly conservative Presbyterian communities of the Ards Peninsula. The Men of the Ards is a comprehensive study of the political, economic and social factors which led them to play a key and vital role in the formation and fermentation of rebellion in the last decades of the eighteenth century.
Drawing extensively on primary source material, respected local historian Harry Allen has plotted the rise of discontent among the farmers, merchants and Presbyterian clergy of this area. The key players on both sides come vividly to life through their own letters and testimonies as their roles in the three main battles are examined in detail in this fascinating book whose informed commentary and analysis help explain the conundrum of the Presbyterian republican.
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Author: Harry Allen
No. Pages: 346
Dimensions: 137 x 207mm