Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, 1447-1603

English Expansion and the End of Gaelic Rule

Author: Steven G. Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901436

Category: History

Page: 460

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The second edition of Steven Ellis's formidable work represents not only a survey, but also a critique of traditional perspectives on the making of modern Ireland. It explores Ireland both as a frontier society divided between English and Gaelic worlds, and also as a problem of government within the wider Tudor state. This edition includes two major new chapters: the first extending the coverage back a generation, to assess the impact on English Ireland of the crisis of lordship that accompanied the Lancastrian collapse in France and England; and the second greatly extending the material on the Gaelic response to Tudor expansion.
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The Making of the British Isles

The State of Britain and Ireland, 1450-1660

Author: Steven G. Ellis,Christopher Maginn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900499

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 1671

The history of the British Isles is the story of four peoples linked together by a process of state building that was as much about far-sighted planning and vision as coincidence, accident and failure. It is a history of revolts and reversal, familial bonds and enmity, the study of which does much to explain the underlying tension between the nations of modern day Britain. The Making of the British Islesrecounts the development of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the time of the Anglo-French dual monarchy under Henry VI through the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation crisis, the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the Anglo-Scottish dynastic union, the British multiple monarchy and the Cromwellian Republic, ending with the acts of British Union and the Restoration of the Monarchy.
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A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift

Author: David Oakleaf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317315510

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6332

Most famous as the author of "Gulliver's Travels", Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was one of the most important propagandists and satirists of his day. This study seeks to contextualize Swift within the political arena of his day.
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Irish Imperial Networks

Migration, Social Communication and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century India

Author: Barry Crosbie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950181X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8213

This is an innovative study of the role of Ireland and the Irish in the British Empire which examines the intellectual, cultural and political interconnections between nineteenth-century British imperial, Irish and Indian history. Barry Crosbie argues that Ireland was a crucial sub-imperial centre for the British Empire in South Asia that provided a significant amount of the manpower, intellectual and financial capital that fuelled Britain's drive into Asia from the 1750s onwards. He shows the important role that Ireland played as a centre for recruitment for the armed forces, the medical and civil services and the many missionary and scientific bodies established in South Asia during the colonial period. In doing so, the book also reveals the important part that the Empire played in shaping Ireland's domestic institutions, family life and identity in equally significant ways.
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The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

Author: Carlos M. N. Eire

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111924

Category: Counter-Reformation

Page: 920

View: 6972

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion
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Tyrone's Rebellion

The Outbreak of the Nine Years War in Tudor Ireland

Author: Hiram Morgan

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851156835

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 1085

As a study of both Tudor Anglo-Irish relations and the sixteenth-century, Morgan's work is first rate, thoughtful, well-researched and subtle. ARCHIVES Fascinating piece of detective work... No serious student of late Tudor Ireland can afford to ignore this rigorous and painstaking analysis. HISTORY Between 1594-1603 Elizabeth I faced her most dangerous challenge - the insurrection in Ireland known to British historians as the rebellion of the earl of Tyrone, and to their Irish counterparts in the Nine Years War. This study examines the causes of the conflict in the developing policy of the Crown, which climaxed in the Monaghan settlement of 1591, and the continuing resilience of the Gaelic system which brought to power Hugh Roe O'Donnell and Hugh O'Neill. The role of Hugh O'Neill, the earl of Tyrone, was pivotal in the conspiracies leading up to the war and in the leadership of the Irish cause thereafter. O'Neill's acceptance of an alliance with Spain rather than a fragile compromise with England is the terminal point of the study. By exploiting all the available source material, Dr Morgan has not only provided a critical reassessment of the early career of Hugh O'Neill but also made an original and lasting contribution to both Irish and Tudor historiography. HIRAM MORGAN is lecturer in history, University College, Cork.
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Sixteenth-Century Ireland (New Gill History of Ireland 2)

The Incomplete Conquest – Irish Landlords and the Extension of English Royal Power

Author: Colm Lennon

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717160408

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 3591

Colm Lennon’s Sixteenth-Century Ireland, the second instalment in the New Gill History of Ireland series, looks at how the Tudor conquest of Ireland by Henry VIII and the country’s colonisation by Protestant settlers led to the incomplete conquest of Ireland, laying the foundations for the sectarian conflict that persists to this day. In 1500, most of Ireland lay outside the ambit of English royal power. Only a small area around Dublin, The Pale, was directly administered by the crown. The rest of the island was run in more or less autonomous fashion by Anglo-Norman magnates or Gaelic chieftains. By 1600, there had been a huge extension of English royal power. First, the influence of the semi-independent magnates was broken; second, in the 1590s crown forces successfully fought a war against the last of the old Gaelic strongholds in Ulster. The secular conquest of Ireland was, therefore, accomplished in the course of the century. But the Reformation made little headway. The Anglo-Norman community remained stubbornly Catholic, as did the Gaelic nation. Their loss of political influence did not result in the expropriation of their lands. Most property still remained in Catholic hands. England’s failure to effect a revolution in church as well as in state meant that the conquest of Ireland was incomplete. The seventeenth century, with its wars of religion, was the consequence. Sixteenth-Century Ireland: Table of Contents Introduction Town and County in the English Part of Ireland, c.1500 Society and Culture in Gaelic Ireland The Kildares and their Critics Kildare Power and Tudor Intervention, 1520–35 Religion and Reformation, 1500–40 Political and Religious Reform and Reaction, 1536–56 The Pale and Greater Leinster, 1556–88 Munster: Presidency and Plantation, 1565–95 Connacht: Council and Composition, 1569–95 Ulster and the General Crisis of the Nine Years’ War, 1560–1603 From Reformation to Counter-Reformation, 1560–1600
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Contested Island

Ireland 1460-1630

Author: S. J. Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563713

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 1692

This definitive study of Ireland's transformation from a medieval to a modern society looks at the way in which the country's different religious groups, and nationalities, clashed and interacted during the transition
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Elizabeth's Irish Wars

Author: Cyril Falls

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604358

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 3971

The reign of Elizabeth I will always be remembered for the Armada. But it was the Irish, not the Spanish, who came closest to destroying the security of the Elizabethan state. Between 1560 and 1602, only superior military force -- allied with ruthless subjugation -- preserved England's throne against a succession of rebellions and uprisings throughout Ireland. This classic work by renowned military historian Cyril Falls is the crucial account of the half century that changed the course of Anglo-Irish history. The Elizabethan wars in Ireland involved the collision of two civilizations. Falls's critical work gives a vital perspective to the broad sweep of Anglo-Irish relations.
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Irish Economic and Social History

Journal of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 1732

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The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland

Author: Nancy Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135951497

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 3127

In the first major work on the subject for over 30 years, Nancy Edwards provides a critical survey of the archaeological evidence in Ireland (c. 400-1200), introducing material from many recently discovered sites as well as reassessing the importance of earlier excavations. Beginning with an assessment of Roman influence, Dr Edwards then discusses the themse of settlement, food and farming, craft and technology, the church and art, concluding with an appraisal of the Viking impact. The archaeological evidence for the period is also particularly rich and wide-ranging and our knowledge is expanding repidly in the light of modern techniques of survey and excavation.
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Irish Historical Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 8275

Vols. 1- include the sections: Writings on Irish history, 1936- ; Research on Irish history in Irish universities (varies slightly) 1937/38-
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Medieval Ireland

Author: Clare Downham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031311

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 3280

A concise and accessible overview of Ireland AD 400-1500 which challenges the stereotype of medieval Ireland as a backwards-looking nation.
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Irish Freedom

The History of Nationalism in Ireland

Author: Richard English

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780230016606

Category: Ireland

Page: 625

View: 8807

Drawn from years of original research, this title offers explanations of why Irish nationalists have believed and acted as they have, why their ideas and strategies have changed over time, and what effect Irish nationalism has had in shaping modern Ireland.
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The Plantation Aesthetic

Irish Colonial Culture in Spenser and Shakespeare

Author: Thomas L. Herron

Publisher: N.A



Page: 552

View: 9193

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Selected Essays on the Irish Literary Heritage

Author: Seán Ó Tuama

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781859180440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 1996

Repossessions is an exceptional achievement, illustrating as it does the unique work of a poet and literary scholar, well-known for his original thinking and accessible approach to literary subjects in Irish. Although he has published widely in Irish language journals and has edited with Thomas Kinsella the highly acclaimed An Duanaire/Poems of the Dispossessed, this is the first time that the full breadth of his critical work has been made available in English. Using translations of the original texts for his commentary, the author begins with an examination of the work of Sean O Riordain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. There follows discussions on seventeenth and eighteenth century poetry, Brian Merriman, the renowned Lament for Art O'Leary, the world of Aogan O Rathaille, and an examination of the European context of Irish love poetry from the thirteenth century through to the mid-seventeenth century, acknowledged to be one of the most significant contributions to Irish literary history.
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Ireland in the Middle Ages

Author: Seán Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349251712

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 232

View: 7672

This book surveys Irish history in the first half of this millennium, written in a style which will make it accessible to those new to the subject, incorporating the findings of recent research, and offering a reinterpretation of the evidence.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland

Author: R. F. Foster,Robert Fitzroy Foster

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192893239

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 4522

An account of Ireland that explores the island from its prehistoric communities to its present political unrest, addressing seldom-discussed issues of its social inequality, Victorian morals, and other questions.
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