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Ireland: rebellion and counter-insurgency, 1848–1867

Bowman, Timothy (2019) Ireland: rebellion and counter-insurgency, 1848–1867. Small Wars & Insurgencies, 30 (4-5). pp. 895-912. ISSN 0959-2318. (doi:10.1080/09592318.2019.1638547) (KAR id:76305)

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The period 1848 to 1867 witnessed what could be regarded as a very small-scale insurgency campaign in Ireland, waged by agrarian groups; the Whiteboys and Ribbonmen. 1848 and 1867 witnessed rebellions by the Young Irelanders and Fenians, which proved to be small-scale and of short duration but the British government had prepared for a nationwide counter-insurgency campaign. The government relied heavily on the militarised Irish Constabulary but in 1848 and 1867 troops were used in large numbers and there were concerns about how they could be best concentrated to meet the envisaged threat.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09592318.2019.1638547
Uncontrolled keywords: Agrarian agitation, constabulary, Fenian, long Enfield rifle, Ribbonmen, Lord Strathnairn, Whiteboys, Young Irelanders
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 07:47 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC
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