Archive for February 10th, 2012

February 10,

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Created.Charles Kickham Incarcerated.

February 10: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks) Twitter Icon

1800: The House of Lords votes for the Act of Union which sees Ireland lose its own parliament,┬ádirect rule is imposed on Ireland and “the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland” is created.

1865: Sentenced to fourteen years hard labor for treason, Irish nationalist and Fenian Charles Kickham is incarcerated in Pentonville Prison. He was released in 1869, partly due to ill health.

Charles Kickham

Kickham was a contributor to the Irish People, the organ of the Fenian movement, the Irish Republican Brotherhood which the English authorities deemed seditious. He also authored a number of novels including the critically acclaimed Knocknagow. Suffering from ill-health, he was released from prison in 1869.

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