Crown and Shamrock: Love and Hate Between Ireland and the British Monarchy
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Description for Crown and Shamrock: Love and Hate Between Ireland and the British Monarchy Paperback. Num Pages: 409 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1DBR; HBJD1; JPS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156 x 35. Weight in Grams: 610. A whole series of astonishing invitations from the Crown to Irish leaders and vice-versa have taken place since the Queen’s historic visit in 2011. This book will tell you the origins of how this came about. Mary Kenny traces the complex relationship between Ireland and the British Royal Family. Based on unique access to the Royal Archives in Windsor, and other historical material as well as on personal memoir, Mary Kenny reveals some previously unappreciated aspects of the Crown and Shamrock, including Edward VII's exceptionally benign attitudes to Catholics, George V's obsessive worries about civil war between North and South, and how Ireland was constitutionally altered (and morally riven) by the Abdication Crisis of 1936. The author of Goodbye to Catholic Ireland, Mary Kenny also traces the parallel rise of 'Ireland's Alternative Monarchy', the Pope, and the ceremonial role of the Catholic Church which all but replaced the ritual of discarded royalty.
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