J.C. Beckett Memorial Lecture: ‘Ancestral Voices: Dillon and Parnell’

by Prof. Paul Bew

Thu, 19 May 2022, 19:00 BST at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast

The Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies (USIHS) and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are delighted to invite you to the 2022 annual J.C. Beckett lecture which takes place onsite at PRONI.

The scale of John Dillon/Charles Stewart Parnell tension has been downplayed for far too long. Even before the divorce crisis there were numerous explosions. The complex social and family background is relevant. After Parnell’s death in 1891 , the career of Dillon is analysed in the context of the efforts made by other nationalists to offer a strategy of Parnellism without Parnell.

Paul Bew is Emeritus Professor at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast and a life peer in the House of Lords.

Image: “Force no Remedy” (Charles Stewart Parnell; John Dillon and an unknown policeman) by Harry Furniss chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 December 1881

NPG D44043 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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