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Parnell

Charles Stewart. 1846--91, Irish nationalist, who led the Irish Home Rule movement in Parliament (1880--90) with a calculated policy of obstruction. Although Gladstone was converted to Home Rule (1886), Parnell's career was ruined by the scandal over his adultery with Mrs O'Shea
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This is the peculiarity that made 'Parnellism' such an equivocal term and so elusive and effective a force" (Parnell and His Party 1880-90 [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957], pp.
In a fascinating media event centered on the "Parnellism and Crime" affair of 1887, Morash shows how a facsimile letter published in The Times, purportedly from Parnell and condoning the Phoenix Park murders, effectively short-circuited the global media culture.
Throughout the split Parnellism was far weaker in Catholic Ulster than elsewhere.