Theobald McKenna

Life
fl. 1800; veteran Catholic pamphleteer; employed by Castlereagh to write on the proposed Act of Union.

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Works
Memoirs on some questions respecting the projected Union of Great Britain and Ireland (Dublin 1799)

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Commentary
Dáire Keogh, ‘Catholic responses to the Act of Union’, in Keogh & Kevin Whelan, eds., Acts of Union: The Causes, Contexts and Consequences of the Act of Union, Dublin: Four Courts Press 2001), quotes Memoirs on Some Questions [ ... &c.}: ‘Unless the servants of the crown mean [...] to exclude a settlement under the head of religious difference completely co-extensive with the grievance, then will an incorporation of the legislatures be found a measure bad for Ireland, but if possible worse for Britain.’ [q.p.]; Keogh, op. cit., 169.) Note that McKenna is further described as a veteran Catholic pamphleteer and this piece commissioned by Castlereagh.

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