E[dward]. R. Norman, Anti-Catholicism in Victorian England (London: Allen & Unwin 1968)

The number of ministries which owed their demise to Irish questions was very large in the nineteenth century and although the causes of disaster were always mixed, Protestant distrust of the Irish because they were Catholics, the differences between Protestants over the extent to which they were prepared to carry their distrust, were prominent contributions to political instability. Fear of rebellion in Ireland was allied with the ideological supposition that Catholic loyalty to the Crown was of doubtful reliability. (p.18.)

To quite a real extent it must be true that anti-Catholic feeling has waned according to a scale set by the waning of all religious feeling in English [and Western] society.’ (Ibid., p.20)


By the same author: The Catholic Church and Ireland in the age of rebellion, 1859-1873, (London: Longmans 1965), xi, 485pp. ill. [8 plates: ills., ports]; The Catholic Church and Irish Politics in the 1860s [Dublin Historical Association; Irish History ser., 5] (Dundalgan Press 1965, 1969), 32pp.; Christianity in the Southern Hemisphere : the churches in Latin America and South Africa [Birkbeck Lectures in Ecclesiastical History - 1979; Prideaux Lectures (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1981), vi, 230pp.

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