Annotated proof of Sir Robert Peel's speech on 'Suppressing Disturbance in Ireland', 1833

There was growing unrest in Ireland in the 1830s due to the payments, or tithes, that the mainly Catholic people had to pay to the Protestant state church, the Church of Ireland. The unrest escalated into violence in some areas and the conflicts became known as the Tithe War. Peel made a speech in the House of Commons about the violence in 1833 and this is a version he later edited for publication.