1500-1799 | Ireland

General admits the futility of ‘acts of great violence’ in Ireland

10 January 1798 Major General John Moore disapproved of the enthusiasm with which other British officers committed atrocities in Ireland while suppressing local uprisings against British rule. On 10 January 1798, he made an insightful observation in his diary. He noted that: ‘the mode which has been followed to quiet the disturbances in this country…

1500-1799 | Flogging

15 JUNE

‘HUMANE’ GENERAL CONDONES ‘PROMISCUOUS AND SEVERE PUNISHMENTS’ [ 15 June 1798 ] On the morning of 15 June 1798, the villagers of Clogheen in County Tipperary in Ireland were visited by Redcoats under the command of Major General John Moore. He had been tasked with suppressing an uprising against British rule and punishing all those…