loyalist


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loyalist

a patriotic supporter of his sovereign or government

Loyalist

1. (in Northern Ireland) any of the Protestants wishing to retain Ulster's link with Britain
2. (in North America) an American colonist who supported Britain during the War of American Independence
3. (during the Spanish Civil War) a supporter of the republican government
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You will meet Mark Gallop of Heritage Branch proudly announcing a distinguished home and repository for Loyalist books and materials.
In a statement issued on its website, the Loyalist Communities Council also said unionists can win back South Belfast on Thursday if there is a "maximum turnout of the unionist electorate".
In its historiographical context, Choosing Sides is situated antithetically to The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, Bernard Bailyn's 1974 keystone of Loyalist scholarship.
Anyone who has examined the loyalist claims can understand how Flick reacted to them.
THE OPENING CHAPTERS HAVE ONE OTHER omission that Jasanoff addresses only in an appendix estimating the total number of exiles: how many Americans can fairly be described as loyalists, and how did that political identification change over time, especially as British military operations made the open expression of loyalist sentiment possible?
After commanding a loyalist regiment, Robinson said farewell to his sons and headed off to England in 1783.
After the peace; Loyalist paramilitaries in post-accord Northern Ireland.
LOYALIST paramilitaries last night vowed: 'We won't be giving up our guns.'
From the 1880s until the mid-1930s, public history was dominated by memories of the 1780s Loyalist founders of the city.
ULSTER customers in a Spanish loyalist bar were showered with glass and blood when a man smashed a bottle over a DJ's head.
MY colleague Charlie Bird popped up on the Six-One News last Monday to report a 'historic' meeting between the Loyalist Ulster Political Research Group and the Taoiseach at Govern-ment Buildings.