Toleration and State Institutions: British Policy Towards Catholics in Eighteenth Century Ireland and Quebec

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Toleration and State Institutions: British Policy Towards Catholics in Eighteenth Century Ireland and Quebec
Abstract
The author undertakes a comparative historical analysis that looks at three pieces of British Catholic legislation -- the Treaty of Limerick ratification bill (1697), the Quebec Act (1774) and the Irish Catholic Relief Act (1778) -- to clarify the processes leading to these policy outcomes and show how the outcomes were associated with the general trend toward Catholic relief in the British empire during the eighteenth century. The author's analysis reveals that, although the Quebec Act and the Irish Catholic Relief Act were linked, the nature of those connections is much less straightforward. The author concludes that the result of her analysis shows that the movement toward Catholic relief was not driven by any one particular factor or force, but was the accumulation of the many complex, and largely unpredictable, outcomes of the specific events that comprised the transformation.
Place
Lanham, Md.
Publisher
Lexington Books
Date
2003
Language
en
Notes

The author's PhD dissertation of the same title was accepted by the University of Western Ontario in 1998.

Citation
Stanbridge, Karen. Toleration and State Institutions: British Policy Towards Catholics in Eighteenth Century Ireland and Quebec. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2003.
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