Professor Marianne Elliott, the Director of the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland's leading historians and is best known for her acclaimed biography 'Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence' (Yale), which won numerous awards and for 'The Catholics of Ulster: A History' (Penguin).
List of Illustrations and Maps Acknowledgements A Tribute to Kay Dickason Introduction Part I Early Life (1763–1790) 1. Family and Education 2. Sentimental Schooling 3. Middle Temple 4. Gentleman of the Law Part II Politics (1790–1791) 5. Whig 6. Radical Part III Across the Religious Divide (1791) 7. Anti-Popery and the Rise of Presbyterian Radicalism 8. Argument on Behalf of the Catholics 9. Belfast and the Society of United Irishmen Part IV Agent to the Catholics (1792–1793) 10. Uniting the Sects 11. Catholic Agent 12. Mission to the North 13. Ascendancy on the Attack 14. Catholic Convention 15. Hopes Dashed Part V War Crisis (1793) 16. Witch Hunt 17. The United Irish Society in Disarray Part VI Revolutionary (1794–1795) 18. Treason 19. Emergence of a Revolutionary 20. Exile in America Part VII Mission to France (1796–1797) 21. Republican ‘Ambassador’ in Paris 22. Irish Invasion Plans 23. Adjutant-General 24. Bantry Bay 25. Roving Mission in Northern Europe 26. Demise of Hoche Part VIII Final Days (1797–1798) 27. Mission in Decline 28. Crisis 29. Trial and Death 30. Aftermath Conclusion: The Cult of Tone Notes Select Bibliography Index
... Elliott is to be commended for this remarkable portrait.
Irish Literary Supplement, Fall
An accomplished, beautifully written biography that is essential reading for anyone interested in late eighteenth-century Irish history. . . . Immensely readable and extremely informative.
John Newsinger Labour History Review
The first large-scale biography of the Irish nationalist.
Admirably written, and well illustrated.
Brian Fallon The Irish Times
[A] beautifully written biography . . . its major fresh contribution to historical understanding is perhaps in the picture it gives of Tone in his pre-French, pre-Revolutionary days. She treads adroitly through what is still a politically loaded subject, using a very solid basis of research to dispose of myths in the subsequent cult of Tone. . . . Her able deployment of the wealth of material that has come to light since Frank MacDermot wrote in 1939, makes this undoubtedly the best biography of Tone available and easily the best written."—
Michael Duffy French History
[A] detailed and compelling biography of Ireland's major revolutionary figure of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. . . . The figure which emerges from these pages is far more complicated and humane than the icon which myth has long projected. He appears more vulnerable, less powerful and, for all this, more heroic. . . . The most important, and even compelling aspect of this work is the liberation of Tone and his thought from the polemical trap in which he has long been ensnared."—
Kevin O'Neill Social History
A splendid scholarly portrait of the man behind the myth, the only one ever likely to be needed. . . . A fine complement to Tone's delightful autobiography.
Robert Kee The Independent on Sunday
There have been many accounts of these events, but none so well documented as that given by Marianne Elliott. Partners in Revolution is a veritable tour de force.
John W. Boyle Albion
Sheds much new light both on Tone and his times; and . . . it prompts new and more informed discussion of that key decade in the modern history of Ireland, the 1790s.
Tom Bartlett Linen Hall Review
A major academic achievement.
Maurice R. O'Connell Catholic Historical Review
Size: 239 × 163 mm
Publication: August 6, 2012