The Act of Union: 2 July 1800

1800 Act of Union abolishes Dublin parliament, allows Irish MPs to sit at Westminster and ends trade barriers

"Under the terms of the merger, Ireland continued to have over 100 MPs representing it in the united parliament, meeting in the Palace of Westminster. Part of the trade-off was to be the granting of Catholic Emancipation. However this was blocked by King George III who argued that emancipating Roman Catholics would breach his Coronation Oath." Go >>> HERE

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