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Seventeenth Century Ireland: Making Ireland Modern

  title={Seventeenth Century Ireland: Making Ireland Modern},
  author={R. Gillespie},
  • R. Gillespie
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • Well-established ideas of monarchy, social hierarchy and honour were under pressure in a fast-changing world. Political, religious, social and economic circumstances were all in flux. The common ambition of every faction was the creation of a usable focus of governance. Thus plantations, the constitutional experiments of Wentworth in the 1630s, the Confederation of the 1640s, the republican 1650s and the royalist reaction of the latter part of the century can be seen not simply as episodes in… CONTINUE READING
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