Reformists and Revolutionaries
In this podcast Dr Matthew Kelly of the University of Southampton discusses how the Nationalist and Unionist movements developed during the 19th century, looking at their initial objectives and the impacts these movements had on Anglo-Irish relations.
1. Introduction - how did the dynamic between the Nationalist and Unionist movements shape each other's development?
2. Nationalism: The 1782 Parliament. The emergence of the Young Ireland Movement and a revolutionary turn.
3. Fenianism, Gladstone's reformist response to their ideas. Isaac Butt pioneers the Home Rule idea and UK federalism.
4. Early Liberal Protestant support for Home Rule. The failure of the federal idea. Parnell.
5. Unionism - distinctions between Loyalism and Unionism. A shift of power from Dublin and Belfast.
6. The impact of Ireland on British politics.
7. Irish self-goverment rejected by the Conservatives. Growing division between the Nationalists and Unionists and between the Liberals and Conservatives.