Catholic Emancipation

Catholic emancipation or Catholic relief was a process in Great Britain and Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century which involved reducing and removing many of the restrictions on Roman Catholics which had been introduced by the Act of Uniformity, the Test Acts and the penal laws. Requirements to abjure the temporal and spiritual authority of the Pope and transubstantiation placed major burdens on Roman Catholics.

From the death of James Francis Edward Stuart in January 1766, the Papacy recognised the Hanoverian dynasty as lawful rulers of England, Scotland and Ireland, after a gap of 70 years, and thereafter the penal laws started to be dismantled. The most significant measure was the Catholic Relief Act of 1829, which removed the most substantial restrictions on Roman Catholicism in the United Kingdom.

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Irish Volunteers (18th Century) - Catholic Emancipation - Belfast 1st Volunteer Company
... Outside of Ulster, Catholics found few supporters as Protestants were a minority concerned with their privileges ... In Ulster, Protestants and Catholics where almost equal in number and sectarian rivalries remained strong, exemplfied by the County Armagh disturbances ... majority" that they had little to fear from Catholics, and became their biggest defenders ...
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... Occasional Conformity Act 1711 Disenfranchising Act 1728 Catholic Relief Act 1778 and 1793 Gordon Riots 1780 Act of Union 1800 Test Acts Repealed 1828 Catholic Relief Act ...
Arthur Plunkett, 8th Earl Of Fingall - Cause of Catholic Emancipation
... For many years he was a champion of the cause of Catholic Emancipation, and for a time worked closely with Daniel O'Connell to secure it ... the Chief Secretary for Ireland, who explained that Catholic Emancipation was not at that time practical politics, but that the remaining Penal Laws would ... As one of the leaders of the Catholic Association in its original form, which the Government maintained was illegal, he was briefly arrested, but never prosecuted ...
Sydney Smith - Life
... Peter Plymley's Letters, on the subject of Catholic emancipation, ridiculing the opposition of the country clergy ... It was published as A Letter on the Subject of the Catholics to my brother Abraham who lives in the Country, by Peter Plymley ... He continued to speak in favour of Catholic emancipation, his eloquence being specially directed against those who maintained that a Roman Catholic could not be believed on his oath ...

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