This chapter compares and contrasts the Reverend William Richardson, co-founder of the Irish Yeomanry and the United Irishman, William Tennent. It argues that, despite their political differences, they shared intellectual interests. Irish intellectual history has been neglected in favour of political history; yet, as this example shows, it offers an alternative paradigm to interpret the past.
|Title of host publication||From the United Irishmen to Twentieth-Century Unionism: a frestschrift for A. T. Q. Stewart|
|Place of Publication||Dublin|
|Publisher||Four Courts Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- United Irishmen
- Fiorin Grass
Blackstock, A. (2004). The Rector and the Rebel. In S. Wichert (Ed.), From the United Irishmen to Twentieth-Century Unionism: a frestschrift for A. T. Q. Stewart (pp. 61-78). Dublin: Four Courts Press.