As an Irish Catholic he was unable to take his seat. OÆConnell
was a key figure in the development of Irish nationalism: his
campaign for the emancipation of Irish Catholics was utilised as a
model by later mass pressure-group politics.
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Editors. "Daniel O'Connell is elected to the House of Commons". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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