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Carson: The Man Who Divided Ireland by Geoffrey Lewis

By Geoffrey Lewis

The partition of eire in 1921, and the start of Northern eire as a political entity, was once the paintings of 1 guy in particular. Edward Carson, born in Dublin in 1854, was once a super legal professional whose cross-questioning of Oscar Wilde at his libel trial caused Wilde's downfall. An inspiring orator and a political heavyweight at Westminster, his defence of Unionism within the years prior to the 1st global warfare, and of the rights of Ulster to not be swamped in an self sufficient eire, made a united eire a political impossibility. whereas a few of his activities have been denounced in England as on the subject of treason, Carson's idealism and non secular tolerance have been untypical of the sectarian bigotry that marred the later heritage of Northern eire. Carson: the fellow Who Divided eire is the 1st sleek biography of a massive determine in either British and Irish politics.

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3 Wilde's prosecution of the Marquess of Queensberry for libel arose out of the attachment between Wilde and the Marquess's son, Lord Alfred Douglas. 'Bosie', as Douglas was known, had been smitten by The Picture of Dorian Grey when it was first published in 1891. He demanded to be introduced to the author. There began an affair between the two. Although married, Wilde had begun homosexual practices some years before he met Douglas and did not take care to conceal his inclinations. Bosie was a young man of arresting if effeminate good looks, and a consuming lover and friend.

The tint could be removed by careful improvement of the tenant farmer's situation and by the relief of destitution. But if it were allowed to remain it might lead to complete separation from England. As for Gladstonian Home Rule, this was, in Balfour's own phrase, a 'rotten hybrid' which could not provide a complete answer to the Irish question. As Carson said, there was no resting place between Union and Irish independence. It was either one thing or the other. ' Balfour's successive land reforms of 1887,1888 and 1891 were concerned to give security of tenure to tenants through fair rents, and to make it easier for tenants to buy their holdings with government help.

Because it was a blameless friendship between man and HOME RULE 21 woman, without sexual charge or even undertone, Carson's friendship with the Marquess was untrammelled. Edward Carson found that he could move easily in these elevated regions. But, unfortunately, Annette Carson was a casualty. She was not comfortable in the Castle or the other great houses. Nor could she be at her ease with Lady Londonderry, who did not number mercy among her virtues. It was inevitable that Annette should feel pangs of jealousy and fear.

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