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Strafford in Ireland 1633-1641: A Study in Absolutism / Edition 2
     

Strafford in Ireland 1633-1641: A Study in Absolutism / Edition 2

by Hugh F. Kearney
 

ISBN-10: 0521378222

ISBN-13: 9780521378222

Pub. Date: 02/22/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593-1641) is one of the great controversial figures of English history. For many he was 'the Great Apostate' who abandoned the cause of liberty in the 1620s. For others he was a herioc figure who died on the scaffold as the King's good servant. In making a judgement about Strafford, his years of power, as Lord Deputy of Ireland

Overview

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593-1641) is one of the great controversial figures of English history. For many he was 'the Great Apostate' who abandoned the cause of liberty in the 1620s. For others he was a herioc figure who died on the scaffold as the King's good servant. In making a judgement about Strafford, his years of power, as Lord Deputy of Ireland (1633-40), are or crucial importance. Professor Kearney's definitive account, first published in 1959 provides essential reading for those studying the origins of the Civil Wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521378222
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/22/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Anglo-Irish relations; 2. The old English in Ireland; 3. The appointment of Wentworth; 4. The financial background; 5. Prologue to parliament; 6. The parliament of 1634-5; 7. The politics of the 1634 parliament; 8. The instruments of 'thorough'; 9. The plantation of connacht; 10. Church and state; 11. Wentworth's economic policy; 12. Personal profit; 13. The downfall of Wentworth's administration; 14. The impeachment of Wentworth; 15. Aftermath in Ireland; 16. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliographical note; Bibliography; Index.

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