The Glory of Being Britons: Civic Unionism in Nineteenth-Century Belfast


John Bew

Demonstrates how a strongly held British national identity took hold in nineteenth- century Belfast.¬†Illuminates the reasons for the shift from ‘Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity’ in the aftermath of the French Revolution to ‘God save the Queen’ in the 19th century.¬†Provides a new perspective on the roots of Ulster’s opposition to Home Rule.