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Ireland and the Popish Plot
     

Ireland and the Popish Plot

by John Gibney
 

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The first expansive study of how when the Popish Plot of 1678 came to light, fears of an Irish Catholic rebellion amongst Ireland's uneasy Protestant elite, who dominated overthe Catholic majority population, were manipulated in Englandin an attempt to block the Catholic Duke of York from succeeding to the throne.

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The first expansive study of how when the Popish Plot of 1678 came to light, fears of an Irish Catholic rebellion amongst Ireland's uneasy Protestant elite, who dominated overthe Catholic majority population, were manipulated in Englandin an attempt to block the Catholic Duke of York from succeeding to the throne.

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"John Gibney's account... is based on a fuller review of the evidence than has usually been attempted, and therefore it carries conviction." - Toby Barnard, Hertford College, University of Oxford

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ISBN-13:
9780230253742
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
256 KB

Meet the Author

JOHN GIBNEY is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, NUI Galway. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, he was formerly an NEH Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

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