The English In Ireland In The Eighteenth Century (volume 1)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJames Anthony Froude

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Owen Roe -- so he was called -- was in Flanders. The confederates wrote to him. He promised to return and place himself at their head as soon as the insurrection had broken out. The command, meanwhile, fell to his cousin, Sir Phelim, who had been educated in England as a Protestant, but on coming back to his estates had relapsed to the creed of his ancestors. At Dublin, during the session, and afterwards in the autumn, at Sir Phelim's house in Ulster, the patriot leaders had met and concerted their plans. The chief conspirators in this separate distinctively Irish council were Sir Philip himself, Lord Maguyre of Fermanagh, an Irish peer, a youth of twenty-five; Philip O'Reilly, a lawyer and a popular speaker in Parliament; Hugh MacMahon,1 and his brother Emer the Vicar-General, afterwards Bishop of Clogher,8 Roger Moore, one of the Moores of Leax; and a friar of Dundalk. The Bishop of Clogher was the brain of the enterprise, and in the main directed the course which was to be pursued. Acquainted, as the conspirators were, with the views of Antrim and the Pale Lords, they had made up their minds to act independently of them, and render temporizing and half-measures impossible. Rents and taxes were paid in Ireland on November 1. At the end of October the treasury at Dublin was empty. The tenant's half-year's rent was in his own hand. His crops were housed. The high winds at the fall of the year made communication with England at that time always uncertain, and the autumn of 16-11 was exceptionally -wild. A blow struck simultaneously and fiercely over the whole North, without a note of warning, might crush the English settlement and the English religion alt once and forever. The priests were ready-made instruments by which such a plot could be organized without a t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Owen Roe -- so he was called -- was in Flanders. The confederates wrote to him. He promised to return and place himself at their head...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217078028

ISBN - 13:9780217078023

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