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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Rebellion of 1848

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 131 words.

The rising of the Young Ireland group, originally planned to take place in Dublin and the countryside. However, it ended

Purser, Sarah (1848–1943)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 301 words.

She was born in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, to a middleclass Protestant family, reared in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, and educated

Balfour, Arthur (1848–1930)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 179 words.

Conservative chief secretary for Ireland 1887–91. Born in East Lothian, he was educated at Eton and Cambridge. He adopted

O'Neill, Captain Francis (1848–1936)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 111 words.

He was born near Bantry in Co. Cork, and after several years of travel and adventure joined the police force

Power, John O'Connor (1848–91)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 163 words.

He was born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, and emigrated to America, where he joined the irb. He was involved

Irish Academy of Music

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 136 words.

A college begun by a few music enthusiasts in 1848. It grew out of the Antient Concerts Society, which

Treason-Felony Act

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 88 words.

A measure rushed through Parliament in 1848 to allow the authorities to arrest members of Young Ireland. Those at

Irish National Foresters

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 185 words.

A friendly society for mutual insurance, founded in Cork in 1848 as a branch of the English organization known as

Kelvin temperature scale

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 44 words.

A measure of temperature proposed by Lord Kelvin in 1848, in which absolute zero is assigned the value 0

Cabbage Patch Rebellion

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

A derogatory nickname for the Young Ireland rising of 1848 (see Widow McCormick's Cabbage Patch).

Antient Concert Rooms

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 166 words.

A concert hall in Brunswick (now Pearse) Street, Dublin, opened in 1848. It was the home of the Irish

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 149 words.

A group of artists formed in London in 1848 consisting of William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante

Brer Fox

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

The chief characters in stories by Joel Chandler Harris (1848–1908). Written in dialect, these animal stories, which began

Nihilists

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 91 words.

A radical society of the maddest proclivities, which started into existence in 1848, under the leadership of Herzen and

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, The

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 149 words.

A group of artists formed in London in 1848 consisting of William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante

Widow McCormick's Cabbage Patch

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 252 words.

The mock description of the Young Ireland rebellion of Smith O'Brien (1803–64) in 1848. Born in Co.

Griffith's Valuation

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 51 words.

A survey carried out county by county in 1848–60 by Richard Griffith in order to provide a basis for the

Tay-Pay

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 105 words.

The popular name of the politician and journalist Thomas Power O'Connor (1848–1929), from a pronunciation of his initials

Earp, Wyatt

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 108 words.

A US law-enforcement officer, buffalo hunter and gambler (1848–1929) best known for his involvement in the gunfight at