Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Walls of Rathleague: John Augustus Parnell, Deaf and Disinherited

How does Charles Stuart Parnell link in to Deaf history?

In 1789, a Private Bill became an Act of Parliament, and John Augustus Parnell was formally declared unable to inherit his father's estate. John Augustus was a 'deaf mute'. 

This vlog explores the Parnell family and the background behind this Act.

[Contains English voiceover. English captions via YouTube to follow within 48 hours]

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