W. E. H. Lecky (1838-1903) was one of the most distinguished Victorian historians. He was unusual in the extent to which he made use of archival sources, and noted for his ability of do justice to both sides of an argument. His History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century was first published as part of A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, but was reissued in 1892 as a five-volume work. He has been described as the first revisionist Irish historian, as the aim of the book was partly to respond to Froude's The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, which is markedly anti-Irish in its sentiments. Lecky was no nationalist, and opposed Home Rule, but wanted to provide a more truthful and balanced account, and his account of the United Irishmen and the events of 1798 was highly regarded. Volume 5 covers the period 1798-1800.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Part XI. State of the Rebellion when Cornwallis Arrived: 1. Expedition to Killala Bay; Part XII. The Union; Section 1: 1. The Union during the Commonwealth; 2. The session of 1799; Part XIII. The Union; Section 2: 1. Means by which the majority was secured; 2. Opinion outside Parliament; 3. The Irish Parliament, 1800; 4. Evils to be remedied largely non-political; 5. The Catholic question; Index.