Daniel O'Connell

The great 'Liberator' began his adult life as an ambitious young lawyer, a Deist and a freemason. Some account of Dublin freemasonry for Catholics is given in the 'Ascendancy' chapter of Rutherfurd's second Irish book. But the main account of O'Connell - the man himself, his political campaign, his family and his cousin the political fixer - are given in the 'Famine' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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