October 18, 1881

The Land League, under the guidance of Charles Stewart Parnell, who was imprisoned at Kilmainham Gaol, issued the “No Rent Manifesto” on this day in 1881. The manifesto called for a national tenant farmer rent strike in order to combat the Second Land Act of 1881. The Land League was immediately suppressed by the British upon the issue of this manifesto. This would eventually lead to the Kilmainham treaty.

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