William Godwin's Diary


Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847), the Irish nationalist leader, was arrested on charges of conspiracy and released on bail. Anglesey, restored as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was concerned by O’Connell’s support for the repeal of the Union and a return to the old Dublin Parliament.

See Boyd Hilton, A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People: England 1783-1846 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 494-5 and The Times, 21 January 1831.