Robert Emmet

Standard Name: Emmet, Robert


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Friends, Associates Amanda McKittrick Ros
In a trinket box, AMKR kept Robert Emmet 's speech from the dock during his trial [in 1803], a withered pea pod that her first husband had eaten the peas from on his deathbed, and...
politics Thomas Moore
TM was a great Irish patriot. In his youth he knew Robert Emmet of the United Irishmen and strongly opposed the 1800 Act of Union with England. His patriotism also inclined him to turn down...
politics Amanda McKittrick Ros
AMKR was loyal to the British throne and an ardent British nationalist. It is puzzling that her trinket box of prized possessions should include a copy, written in her own hand, of the final speech...
Textual Production Medbh McGuckian
MMG returned to political issues in Had I a Thousand Lives, a volume of poetry to honour the bicentenary of the executions of Irish patriot activists Robert Emmet and Thomas Russell .
Emmet was...


Late May 1798: A Catholic uprising began in Ireland; this...

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Late May 1798

A Catholic uprising began in Ireland; this became known as the Irish Rebellion.

23 July 1803: Irish nationalist Robert Emmet mounted a...

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23 July 1803

Irish nationalist Robert Emmet mounted a rising which was designed to seize Dublin Castle and take the Viceroy hostage.

21 October 1803: Irish patriot Thomas Russell was hanged by...

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21 October 1803

Irish patriot Thomas Russell was hanged by the British authorities at Downpatrick prison.


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