Henry Grattan

Standard Name: Grattan, Henry

Connections

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Cultural formation Anna Wheeler
AW came from a wealthy and socially prominent Protestant Irish landowning family; she was the god-daughter of the Irish nationalist Henry Grattan . Her family life was intellectual and enlightened, as well as prosperous: the...
Education Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Their father sent them there so that, following his wife's death and his bankruptcy, he could join a travelling company. At this Huguenot, French-speaking school they met the daughters of politician Henry Grattan and those...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Grace O'Brien
CGOB quotes Henry Grattan on her title-page, Edmund Burke at the head of the first chapter in volume two, and, to head the opening chapter of volume one, words from the Fenian Captain MacKay...
Leisure and Society Eliza Lynn Linton
In London, Eliza Lynn drank in artistic life. She championed the singing of Jenny Lind against those who preferred Alboni or Malibran. She performed for Samuel Laurence the role of uninformed art critic or foolometer...
Textual Features Anne Plumptre
She aims, she says, at accuracy . . . impartiality . . . . fidelity,
Plumptre, Anne. Narrative of a Residence in Ireland. Henry Colburn, 1817.
v-vi
and hopes this book will arouse a deeper interest than that about France, since it concerns an object so...
Textual Production Melesina Trench
MT printed through J. Ridgway (brother-in-law of her earliest publisher) A Monody on the Death of Mr. Grattan
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Timeline

19 April 1780
Henry Grattan made an impassioned declaration to the Irish parliament of the legislative independence of Ireland from England.
June 1789
Henry Grattan and others founded the Whig Club in Dublin, one of whose aims was to prevent Union with England.
15 May 1797
Henry Grattan and other Opposition members seceded from the Irish parliament (i.e. ceased to attend); they saw it as a tool of despotism.
13 May 1813
Henry Grattan 's Catholic Emancipation Bill (introduced on 30 April) was deferred for lack of support in Parliament.