Leaders of the City: Dublin’s First Citizens, 1500-1950

Author Ruth McManus
Condition New
Cover Type Softback
ISBN 978-1846824258

The lord mayor is the first citizen of Dublin city and chairperson of the elected council. The office of mayor, created in 1229 and restyled lord mayor in 1665, has been held by diverse individuals who have left their mark on the city in sometimes surprising ways. Covering themes, such as civil liberty and civic politics, religion, and the urban environment, this volume profiles some of the best-known figures to have held the office of lord mayor, as well as others who, although less well-remembered today, played a significant role in urban politics and society.

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