Fergus Whelan
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Fergus Whelan

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From historian and author Fergus Whelan, May Tyrants Tremble is a new and comprehensive biography of Society of United Irishmen founder and leader William Drennan. In an exclusive  extract, British authorities close in on  the leadership of the Society of United Irishmen and martial law is proclaimed in Dublin. The

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In 1930’s Ireland, like elsewhere in Europe, ideological struggle often spilled over into violence. Here Fergus Whelan recounts a tale from his own family history of the street battles between Republicans and those acting on behalf of the Right.

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Drawing on documents discovered in the archives of the Dublin Unitarian Church – that traces its history back to the Dissenter community – author and trade union activist Fergus Whelan provides an insight into the largely forgotten history of Ireland’s first generation of radical republicans. Irish republicanism came into being

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