Ireland and the Popish Plot

Ireland and the Popish Plot

by John Gibney


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Ireland and the Popish Plot by John Gibney

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230203655
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface Ackowledgements and Conventions Abbreviations Introduction Restoration Ireland: Structural Problems and Structural Prejudice The Popish Plot in Ireland, September 1678-May 1679 Institutions and the 'Irish Plot', May 1679-November 1680 Irish evidence, November 1680 The Decline of the Irish Plot and the Road to the 'Tory revenge', November 1680-July 1681 Conclusion Aftermath, 1681-91 Notes

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