THE IRISH PARLIAMENT met for the first time on 18 June 1264 at Castledermott and for the last time in the Parliament House, Dublin, on 2 August 1800. It had lasted for over 500 years, and from 1707 it was the only parliament in the British Empire with the medieval structure of King (represented by the Lord Lieutenant), Lords and Commons. Like the English/British parliament it only met regularly from the end of the seventeenth century. In 1692 Ireland had a minimal infrastructure; by 1800 it had become recognisable as the country in whose history and culture there is a continuing and irresistible tide of interest worldwide. Since its publication only four years ago the History of the Irish Parliament has acquired an already legendary status. Its authority as a source of reference has been made manifestly apparent in the reviews it has received from the peers of its author: ... the History of the Irish Parliament is truly awesome ... , ... sheer admiration for an author [who] has not only honoured the memory of those before her ... but who has triumphed over the generations of suspicion that frustrated its achievement during the twentieth century , and as no less a figure than Professor Toby Barnard has admitted all concerned with Irish history even those roaming in the foothills must recognise the accomplishment . This companion volume MPs in Dublin contains two completely new chapters which look at Irish society and the personal concerns which influenced the MPs.
MPs in Dublin: Companion to the History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800.
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