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Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey

(1762—1798) barrister and Irish nationalist


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(1762–98). A Co. Wexford landowner and early member of the United Irish society, he commanded the rebel forces in the county during the insurrection of 1798. He was executed despite his claims—not necessarily to be believed—that he had been forced to assume the leadership.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.


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