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Born out of bloodshed, sustained by sectarianism and shrouded in secrecy, the Orange Order is one of the most abiding and controversial religion-based organisations in Europe, if not the world. A Catholic cannot join: its doors are open only to those who profess Protestantism. BBC journalist Mervyn Jess, who has written extensively on Orange issues, strips away the mystery and myths of the Order and traces its origins and defining moments spanning three turbulent centuries. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in finding out what "the Orange" is all about.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780862789961
ISBN-10: 0862789966
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-2007
Country of Publication: Ireland

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Author Biography - Mervyn Jess

Mervin Jess is a BBC NI Journalist. He has reported extensively on Northern Ireland in general and Drumcree in particular.