Annotated proof of Sir Robert Peel's speech on 'Suppressing Disturbance in Ireland', 1833 [Library reference: MS.42518].
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.
Sir Robert Peel, British Prime Minister, made a speech in the House of Commons about the violence in 1833.
Shown here is a page from from a version he later edited for publication.