Daniel O'Connell, The Last King of Ireland

Daniel O'Connell, The Last King of Ireland

by Brian Igoe
     
 

Daniel O'Connell had an exciting life, spiced with duelling, Revolution, and girls galore until his marriage. That marriage astonishingly for the times, was a love match, far from the norm in those days. Dan was born in 1785 into the family of what was really a smuggler baron. At the age of 15 he was sent to school in France, but had to flee three years later

Overview

Daniel O'Connell had an exciting life, spiced with duelling, Revolution, and girls galore until his marriage. That marriage astonishingly for the times, was a love match, far from the norm in those days. Dan was born in 1785 into the family of what was really a smuggler baron. At the age of 15 he was sent to school in France, but had to flee three years later on the day Louis XVI was guillotined in Paris. So it was England for the first time in his life, and he spent three years there, learning law and chasing girls. Back in Ireland he was eventually, and surprisingly, called to the Bar. His future was always intended to be in the law, and his astounding and at times hilarious career as a barrister laid the foundation for his political life. As a barrister he won fame and fortune. As a politician he achieved greatness, and eventually became what was very, very close to being the ruler of Ireland ‒ the last, though uncrowned, King.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045049399
Publisher:
Brian Igoe
Publication date:
10/19/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
503 KB

Meet the Author

Brian Igoe has just celebrated his 47th wedding anniversary. He and his wife live outside Hereford in England in the beautiful tranquility of the Wye Valley. No dogs now, as he can't stand pooper scooping.

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