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Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Martyn Bennett, Raymond Gillespie, and Scott Spurlock (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In this collection of essays, a range of established and early-career scholars explore a variety of different perspectives on Oliver Cromwell’s involvement with Ireland, in particular his military ... More


The hegemony of the earls of Kildare, 1494–1520

D. B. Quinn

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the Poynings administration; the Drogheda parliament, 1494–95; the earl of Kildare is charged with treason; further statutory changes; the intervention of Perkin ... More


The Towns

Brendan Smith

in Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199594757
eISBN:
9780191756313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Louth was among the most urbanized parts of Ireland, and the Church played a key role as dispenser of patronage and promoter of commerce in the towns. Drogheda was a major port, and its commercial ... More


Northern Turn

David Dickson

in The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300229462
eISBN:
9780300255898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229462.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter highlights the two communities, Kilkenny and Belfast, that had each been shaped by a great aristocratic dynasty. It narrates the power of both families and how it drastically diminished ... More


Siege Massacres in Ireland: Drogheda in Context

Pádraig Lenihan

Martyn Bennett, Ray Gillespie, and R. Scott Spurlock (eds)

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A detailed analysis of siege massacres of the seventeenth century in Ireland that provides the backdrop for the massacre of Cromwell’s troops at Drogheda.


War Criminal Allegations: The Case for the Defence

Tom Reilly

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A defence against the allegations that Cromwell committed war crimes during his military campaign in Ireland in 1649, with a particular focus on the events at Drogheda and Wexford.


‘Halt! Halt!’ Oliver Cromwell, Hugh O’Neill and the Siege of Clonmel, April–May 1650

Alan Marshall

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A fresh insight into the siege of Clonmel, 1650, where Cromwell was badly defeated having lost more than 2,000 men and where Hugh Duff O’Neill emerges the victor for the royalist cause.


Henry Ireton in Ireland, 1649–1651: Oliver Cromwell’s ‘Second Self’?

David Farr

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A careful exploration of Henry Ireton’s role in the initial and subsequent campaigns in Ireland with a close look at the political relationship between Cromwell and Ireton.


Ormond and Cromwell: The Struggle for Ireland

James Scott Wheeler

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

An exploration of the roles of James Butler, Earl of Ormond and Oliver Cromwell, in which Ormond takes centre stage and his true importance in the military strategy of 1649 is analysed.


A Scramble for Ireland: Cromwell and the Land Settlement

John Cunningham

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

An attempt to take Cromwell out of the Cromwellian Settlement, a programme of which Cromwell himself seemed to disapprove, despite having a personal financial interest in Ireland as an adventurer.


The Social Memory of Oliver Cromwell in Ireland, c.1660s–c.1730s

Eamon Darcy

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Cromwell’s role in the collective folk memory is examined, with a particular emphasis on Irish poetry demonstrating the potency of Cromwell’s name in Ireland from a different perspective.


‘This day by letters severall from hands’ News Networks and Oliver Cromwell’s Letters from Drogheda

Nick Poyntz

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

An analysis of the newsbooks of the day through the writings of Joseph George Muddiman, focusing in particular on how the news of the fall of Drogheda in 1649 arrived in London.


The Folkloric Afterlife of Oliver Cromwell in Ireland

Sarah Covington

in Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622379
eISBN:
9781800852068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A discussion of the traces of Cromwell lingering in Irish folklore. The term ‘Cromwellian’ is questioned, suggesting that the folklore is replete with references to the associations that accrued ... More


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