Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

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Jane was the last of the four children of Charles Elgee (1783-1824), a Wexford solicitor, and his wife Sarah (nee Kingsbury, d. 1851). Her great-grandfather was an Italian who had come to Wexford in the 18th century. Lady Wilde, who was the niece of Charles Maturin, wrote for the Young Ireland movement of the 1840s, publishing poems in The Nation under the pseudonym of Speranza. Her works included pro-Irish independence and anti-British writing; she was sometimes known as "Speranza of the Nation." Charles Gavan Duffy was the editor when "Speranza" wrote commentary calling for armed revolution in Ireland. The authorities at Dublin Castle shut down the paper and brought the editor to court. Duffy refused to name who had written the offending article. "Speranza" reputedly stood up in court and claimed responsibility for the article. The confession was ignored by the authorities. But in any event the newspaper was permanently shut down by the authorities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1984173421
  • 9781984173423