Looks at the lives and politics of four of the key players in the independence and labour movements of the 19th century: Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847); Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91); Michael Davitt (1846-1906); and James Bronterre O'Brien (1805-64).

Part 2: Volume 1: Daniel O’Connell Volume 2: Charles Stewart Parnell Volume 3: Michael Davitt Volume 4: James Bronterre O’Brien