The Penal Code

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In 1695, shortly after the Siege of Limerick, Lord Capel summoned a Parliament to enact and re enact certain Penal laws. The object of these laws was threefold:

(1) To deprive the Catholics of all civil life

(2) To reduce them to a condition of ignorance

(3) To dissociate them from the soil

The following is a list of this new Penal code given to Mac Manus 'The Story of the Irish Race.'

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