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SIMMS, J.G. War and Politics in Ireland, 1649-1730. Edited by D.W. Hayton and Gerard O'Brien. London and Ronceverte : The Hambleton Press, (1984). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xxi,(1),-335,(3), with a few illustrations to text. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "At few periods have events in Ireland been of such central political importance to the history of Britain as a whole as in the years following Cromwell's invasion in 1649 and the final defeat of the forces of James II in 1691. Even after 1691Ireland remained a real danger to English stability, a fact reflected in t he series of measures excluding Catholics from all positions of influence. J.G. Simms, who died in 1979, was the leading authority on the political and social history of late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Ireland. His books 'The Williamite Confiscation in Ireland' and 'Jacobite Ireland', thoroughly researched and elegantly written, are likely to remain the standard texts on their subjects. Simms's interests stretched over a longer period than the eighteen years covered by his books; some of his most valuable work is to be found in his articles and essays, which are here collected. Their subjects range from discussions of Irish parliaments and legislation, with pioneering studies of the passage of the anti-Catholic penal laws, to accounts of the Battle of the Boyne and the Treaty of Limerick, and of sieges from Drogheda and Waterford (the only Irish city that Cromwell attemptedbut failed to take) in 1649 to Marlborough's Cork in 1690. There are sketc hes of John Toland, the Irish free-thinker and radical Whig pamphleteer, and of the Jacobite colonel, Dominick Sarsfield. 'War and Politics in Ireland' also includes a series of significant local studies on Dublin and Kilkenny, Louth and Sligo." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Cromwell at Drogheda, 1649; 2. Cromwell's Siege of Waterford, 1649; 3. Hugh Dubh O'Neill's Defence of Limerick, 1650-1651; 4. John Toland (1670-1722), a Donegal Heretic; 5. Dublin in 1685; 6. The Jacobite Parliament of 1689; 7. Schomberg at Dundalk; 8. Eye-witnesses of the Boyne; 9. Marlborough's Siege of Cork, 1690;10. A Jacobite Colonel: Lord Sarsfield of Kilmallock; 11. County Donegal i n the Jacobite War, 1689-91; 12. Kilkenny in the Jacobite War, 1689-91; 13.County Louth and the Jacobite War; 14. Sligo in the Jacobite War, 1689-91; 15. Williamite Peace Tactics, 1690-1; 16. The Treaty of Limerick; 17. Iris h Catholics and the Parliamentary Franchise, 1692-1728; 18. The Bishops' Banishment Act of 1697 (C. Will. III, c. I); 19. The Case of Ireland Stated; 20. The Making of a Penal Law (2 Anne, c.6), 1703-4; 21. The Irish Parliament of 1713; 22. Connacht in the Eighteenth Century; 23. County Sligo in theEighteenth Century. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00
Title: War and Politics in Ireland, 1649-1730. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Hambledon Press, London and Ronceverte, 1984, ISBN:0907628729:
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