Henry Grattan

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Grattan, Henry


Born July 3, 1746, in Dublin; died June 4, 1820, in London. Irish political figure, leader of liberal opposition to the English government, lawyer, prominent orator.

In 1775, Grattan came forward in the Irish House of Commons as the spokesman of the Irish bourgeoisie who were dissatisfied with the British policy of colonization. He was one of the leaders of the Whig Club, which tried to limit the national movement with moderate-liberal demands. In 1800. Grattan unsuccessfully fought against the bill on Anglo-Irish union, which provided for the liquidation of the Irish Parliament. In 1805 he was elected to the English Parliament, where he joined with the Whig group.


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Goff had a sense of duty towards those over whom he held authority, and while he was anxious about Emancipation, he was amenable to it in a limited form; he was an admirer of Henry Grattan.
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It will be more informative for North American than Irish readers because few on this continent are familiar with such names as William Molyneux, Henry Flood, and Henry Grattan.
and, in the editors' goal to gently reorder the canon, Jelthres and Van de Kamp made a critical editorial decision to expand their construction of the eighteenth-century Irish canon with selections from three important categories, often underrepresented in such collections: (i) political content (writings, speeches) by Henry Grattan, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Edmund Burke, et al.
It was an irony that they should be, for their Protestant people of the--Wolfe Tone and Thomas Davis, and Parnell, the Henry Grattan after whom Grattan was named--had in their different ways and in their different times been the inspiration for the Ireland that had come about, and Grattan knew that its birth was Ireland's due no matter how, in the end, it had happened.