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    Default What do Unionists think of Northern Protestant 1798 rebels?

    Such as: Henry Joy McCracken, Henry Monroe. Rev. Willam Steel Dickson etc.?

    Do they see them as traitors, or as fighting for something different from the Catholic rebels?

    Traditionally Orangeism attempted to expunge the memory of the Northern Protestant role in 1798, despite it being rather important.
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    As a Monarchist and Briton I would say I don't agree with what they wanted to acheive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post

    Traditionally Orangeism attempted to expunge the memory of the Northern Protestant role in 1798
    News to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    News to me.
    Come on now Cruimh, answer the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsideImDancing View Post
    Come on now Cruimh, answer the question?
    I'd like the OP clarified first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreenfinch View Post
    As a Monarchist and Briton I would say I don't agree with what they wanted to acheive.
    Why? For a moment, forget the history that came after 1798 and explain what was wrong with their ideals.
    If we got rid of all the papists, there'd be no trouble whatsoever. The place will be nirvana. Schomberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    I'd like the OP clarified first
    Well the orange men were adversaries of the united Irishmen so I don't think they would be looking to hold up their memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Such as: Henry Joy McCracken, Henry Monroe. Rev. Willam Steel Dickson etc.?

    Do they see them as traitors, or as fighting for something different from the Catholic rebels?

    Traditionally Orangeism attempted to expunge the memory of the Northern Protestant role in 1798, despite it being rather important.
    A rich boy and his shop keeper, what where they rebeling agains. Golden spoon not sweet enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreenfinch View Post
    As a Monarchist and Briton I would say I don't agree with what they wanted to acheive.
    Oh my God. How could anyone in the year 2013 believe in hereditary Monarchism?

    Its so slavish, so weak. People who bow down to another human being like that are repulsive to me. Wretched quislings.

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