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The Family Legacy, 1906–1921

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/9780198204985.003.0015
The Family Legacy, 1906–1921

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Through his children, Saunderson’s reputation and ideas might well have been renovated and preserved; through his children his Unionism might well have been presented in an attractive and accessible form to later generations of Irish loyalists. In his last days his obsession with secrecy verged on paranoia and his arrogance became egomania. He rested for the remaining summer months of 1920. His effective influence, and that of the Saunderson dynasty, had ended in a neurotic tantrum at Viceregal Lodge on 31 July 1920.

Keywords: Unionism; Irish loyalists; Saunderson dynasty

Chapter.  7791 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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