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Ireland in 1790 was in theory a separate kingdom to Britain. It was ruled by the British monarch, as it had been for hundreds of years, but had a Parliament of its own in Dublin which since 1782 had the right to pass its own legislation. The large majority of the population were Catholic but since the late seventeenth century and the passing of the 'Penal Laws', all political power was reserved for Anglo-Irish members of the Protestant Church of Ireland. It was during the Regency period that simmering unrest at this state of affairs was to explode in the Rebellion of 1798.

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Richard Lovell Edgeworth, by Horace Hone - NPG 5069

Richard Lovell Edgeworth

by Horace Hone
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1785
On display in the Room 13 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5069

Lord Edward Fitzgerald, by Horace Hone - NPG 5704

Lord Edward Fitzgerald

by Horace Hone
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1797
On display in the Room 14 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5704

Sir Ralph Abercromby, after John Hoppner - NPG 1538

Sir Ralph Abercromby

after John Hoppner
oil on canvas, based on a work from the early 19th century
NPG 1538

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by John Hoppner - NPG 318

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Hoppner
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 318

Sir John Moore, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1128

Sir John Moore

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1800-1804
NPG 1128

William Pitt, studio of John Hoppner - NPG 697

William Pitt

studio of John Hoppner
oil on canvas, circa 1805 or after
NPG 697

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh), by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 891

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1809-1810
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 891

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 3886

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil and wash, 1820-1838, based on a work of 1814-1820
NPG 3886

Daniel O'Connell, by Bernard Mulrenin - NPG 208

Daniel O'Connell

by Bernard Mulrenin
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1836
NPG 208

John Beresford, by Charles Howard Hodges, after  Gilbert Stuart - NPG D701

John Beresford

by Charles Howard Hodges, after Gilbert Stuart
mezzotint, published 1790
NPG D701

The United Irish Patriots of 1798, after Unknown artist - NPG D10700

The United Irish Patriots of 1798

after Unknown artist
coloured lithograph, 1798 or after
NPG D10700

James Napper Tandy ('Napper Tandy'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D38703

James Napper Tandy ('Napper Tandy')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 8 November 1799
NPG D38703