Professor Marianne Elliott is one of the leading lights at the University of Liverpool’s acclaimed Institute of Irish Studies.
Born in Belfast, Eliott is internationally recognized as one of Ireland’s leading historians and is best known for her biography "Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence", which won numerous awards.
Her other books include "Partners in Revolution: The United Irishmen and France", "Robert Emmet: The Making of a Legend" and "The Catholics of Ulster: A History".
She was invited to deliver the prestigious Ford Lectures at Oxford University in 2005 and is currently preparing "Religion and Identity in Irish History" for publication.
Professor Elliott has also played an important role in the promotion of peace efforts in Northern Ireland.
In October 2000 she was awarded an OBE for services to Irish Studies and the Northern Ireland peace process and in 2002 was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
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