Under the premiership of William Gladstone, the British Parliament passes an Act for the Disestablishment of the Irish Church, whereby the Anglican Church in Ireland is to give up the role of State Church, from the beginning of 1871.
Editors. "Disestablishment of Irish Church". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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