Protestant War: The 'British' of Ireland and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

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Manchester University Press, 2005 - History - 261 pages
The Protestants of Ireland are a missing piece in the puzzle of the wars of the three kingdoms of the 1640s. This book provides a rich narrative of the struggles and dilemmas of that community, and its place in the wider conflict throughout Britain and Ireland. The high politics of London, Oxford or Dublin are matched with the popular political and religious upheavals and the realities of brutal conflict in the Irish provinces. New light is shed upon the aims and aspirations of parliamentarians, royalists and covenanters in civil war England, and the formation of Protestant and 'British' identities in seventeenth century Ireland.

This book will interest those engaged in the study of the British civil wars and of early modern Ireland.

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Contents

politics in a virtual kingdom
1
a society at war 164142
14
The king the Parliament and the Irish rebellion 164142
65
Making loyalists fighting papists 164243
69
The cause of the Covenant 164344
95
Quests for peace 1644 45
119
Renewing the war regaining the Protestants 164546
143
The failure of settlement and the triumph of party 164647
168
Armies in politics 1647
195
the Protestants of Ireland and the British crisis
221
Bibliography
236
Index
253
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Robert Armstrong is Lecturer in History at Trinity College, Dublin.

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