The Rector and the Rebel

Allan Blackstock

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom the United Irishmen to Twentieth-Century Unionism: a frestschrift for A. T. Q. Stewart
    EditorsSabine Wichert
    Place of PublicationDublin
    PublisherFour Courts Press
    Pages61-78
    ISBN (Print)1-85182-811-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • United Irishmen
    • Belfast
    • Yeomanry
    • Fiorin Grass

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    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). Four Courts Press.