Protestants riot in Dublin against union with Britain (37 words)

Historical Context Note

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In Dublin, Protestants start a riot after hearing a rumour of potential union with Britain. They sack the Parliament House and seize several Lords, and order is only restored after 16 rioters have been killed by anti-riot troops.

Editors. "Protestants riot in Dublin against union with Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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