Orangeism -- The Making of a Tradition is a comprehensive study of the followers of William of Orange.
Originating in a tiny medieval principality in the south of France, the House of Orange became the upholder of the Protestant cause in Europe.
William of Orange, the most famous of this line, brought with him the tradition when he instigated Britain's 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. From there began his influence in Ireland, which kindled a new Irish tradition.
With full descriptions of the battles, sieges and personalities engaged in the struggle, Kevin Haddick-Flynn even-handedly guides the reader through the events -- political, social and bloody -- that have shaped Orangeism to the present day.
In this groundbreaking account -- the first to include information on the Orange Order's sister organisations such as the Apprentice Boys of Derry, the Royal Black Preceptory and the Royal Arch Purple Order -- the Orange movement is described in vivid detail. Military campaigns and rebellions jostle with political intrigue and infighting; anti-Catholic rhetoric is matched with anti-Orange polemic; and the stage is filled with historic figures.
This book is an absorbing and authoritative historical record, bringing the story of Orangeism up to the end of the twentieth century.
|Publisher:||Wolfhound Press UK|
|Product dimensions:||8.64(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.59(d)|