Standard Name: Emmet, Robert
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|Friends, Associates||Amanda McKittrick Ros|
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 .
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 rising which was designed to seize Dublin Castle and take the Viceroy hostage.
21 October 1803