Chapter 1 explores his early life and political heritage; Chapter 2 considers prospects for change: rebellion in Ireland and reform in England; Chapter 3 covers his first stint in the House of Commons, his break with O'Connell and his emergence as leader of British radicalism; Chapter 4 looks at his early Chartist career, including his period in prison; Chapter 5 examines his later Chartist career, including his second period in the House of Commons. The last chapter examines his later attempts to unite Irish and British radicals, his death, commemoration and legacy.