This bundle includes:
Friends in High Places: Ulster’s Resistance to Irish Home Rule, 1912-14
On the eve of the centenary of perhaps the most significant event in Ulster during these two years 'the signing of Ulster's Solemn League and Covenant ' Friends in High Places: Ulster's resistance to Irish Home Rule, 1912-14 tells the story of Ulster's organised resistance to the Third Home Rule Bill, and in particular assesses the nature and degree of success of unionists' political and propaganda campaigns.
The island of Ireland was on the cusp of Home Rule towards the end of the Edwardian period. Only the determined opposition of Ulster unionists and their allies in Great Britain prevented this from occurring. Loyalists exhibited genuine feelings of besiegement and isolation between1912 and 1914 and many observers believed Ireland was, by the summer of 1914, on the verge of civil war.
The central focus of Friends in High Places is the vital interdependence of Ulster unionists and the British establishment during the late Edwardian period. It analyses the true nature of this relationship and also examines the significance of key events during these crucial years of Ulster's resistance to Irish Home Rule. This book is a must-read for those with an interest in this pivotal period of early twentieth-century Irish political history.
Note: This is a reprint of the 2012 edition of Friends in High Places
Northern Ireland 1921–2021: Centenary Historical Perspectives
2021 marked the centenary of the partition of the island of Ireland and the foundation of Northern Ireland. As part of the commemorations of these significant events, Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid, Marie Coleman and Paul Bew bring together twenty-two scholars to examine the diverse and sometimes challenging contours of Northern Irish history over the last 100 years.
In this book we see a portrait of a changing Northern Ireland, from the violent upheavals which characterised its birth, the uneasy political stability of the interwar years, the challenges of post-war economic, social and political change, the great turmoil and trauma of the Troubles, and the peace process era and beyond.
Political, social, economic and cultural history all feature, conveying the richness and diversity of the present scholarship on the history of Northern Ireland.