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Faith and Family, 1837–1879

Alvin Jackson

in Colonel Edward Saunderson

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198204985
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676437 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204985.003.0004
Faith and Family, 1837–1879

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At the time of the political flux when Irish loyalists were suspicious of British duplicity and Parnellite ascendancy, Saunderson’s direct political style proved to be an immense asset. This chapter describes Edward Saunderson’s life and education, faith and religion. He rejected Catholicism, nevertheless, he was not a consistent anti-Catholic, and often appealed to Catholic Irish people on behalf of Unionism, and he enthusiastically promoted the interests of Catholic loyalists.

Keywords: Irish loyalists; education; faith; religion; Catholicism; Unionism

Chapter.  7672 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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