A View of the Soldier, A View of the State: Alexander Somerville’s Letters from Ireland during the Famine of 1847. — thought press — GLOBAL1.BLOG


Victorian era travelogues fulfilled a demand among the British middle classes for accounts of Ireland from “reliable” narrators, as opposed to the unreliable Irish themselves. The British reading public’s fascination with the state of John Bull’s other island was coupled with a distrust of the Irish ability tell the truth. The upshot of these […] via […]

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