When Rome Ruled - Netflix

Posted on Sun 12 May 2019 in netflix

When Rome Ruled delivers the most up-to-date vision of the ancient world and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives.

When Rome Ruled - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-12-12

When Rome Ruled - Rome Rule - Netflix

“Rome Rule” was a term used by Irish unionists to describe their belief that with the passage of a Home Rule Bill, the Roman Catholic Church would gain political power over their interests in Ireland. The slogan was coined by the Radical MP and Quaker John Bright during the first Home Rule crisis in the late 19th century and continued to be used in the early 20th century.

When Rome Ruled - 1912–1925 - Netflix

The Protestants' fears about a Dublin Parliament may seem to have been exaggerated at the time, but the history of Ireland since independence has, on the whole, tended to suggest that they were not. “Home Rule”, they declared, “would be Rome Rule, and that was all there was to it”. “It may seem strange to you and me,” Bonar Law told Lord Riddell, “but it is a religious question. Those people are . . . . prepared to die for their convictions”.

The phrase took on a new lease of life from the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill in April 1912. Ulster loyalist opponents of Home Rule formed the Ulster Volunteers and their opponents in the rest of Ireland set up the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Both paramilitary groups imported arms, and by mid-1914 it seemed likely that an Irish civil war would erupt, with people's allegiances based largely, if not primarily, on their parents' religions.

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