War and Population, 1649–52

@article{Lenihan1997WarAP,
  title={War and Population, 1649–52},
  author={P{\'a}draig Lenihan},
  journal={Irish Economic and Social History},
  year={1997},
  volume={24},
  pages={1 - 21}
}
  • P. Lenihan
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • History, Economics
  • Irish Economic and Social History
If we are to believe the poet, the Eleven Years War (1641-52) did not bring widespread beggary, famine and plague until 1649, the year of Rinuceini's departure and Cromwell's landing in Ireland. William Petty's contemporary estimates of Irish population trends reinforces the impression that the last three years of the Eleven Years War were especially catastrophic.Z Petty concluded that the population in 1652 was some 40 per cent below its pre-war total and that most of this decrease (32 per… 

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