Teatime Talk: A Deposed Capital? Dublin, Henrietta Street and the Union with Dr. Timothy Murtagh
When: Wednesday 25th November at 7pm
Where: Online via Zoom
While our circumstances at the moment mean we can't come together in 14 Henrietta Street, we're delighted to host our next talk online.
In the eighteenth century, Dublin had been described as the ‘second city’ of the British Empire: it was home to the Irish Parliament and the elite social world which revolved around it. Yet after 1801, the Act of Union deprived Dublin of its status as a political capital. For many observers, this meant an inevitable decline, as a golden age of Georgian Dublin gave way to a more depressing experience during the Victorian period. Yet how true was this narrative? And what can the story of Henrietta Street tell us about the larger history of nineteenth-century Dublin?
This free talk will show how the story of a single street can help us to explore larger changes in Dublin: its economy, its religious makeup, its politics and its cultural life. It will also look at how Dubliners came to see their own city as the nineteenth century progressed, and how Henrietta Street became part of a larger story about Victorian Dublin.
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