Strafford in Ireland 1633-1641: A Study in Absolutism

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 23, 1989 - History - 294 pages
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Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593-1641) is one of the great controversial figures of English history. For many he was 'the Great Apostate' who abandoned the cause of liberty in the 1620s. For others he was a herioc figure who died on the scaffold as the King's good servant. In making a judgement about Strafford, his years of power, as Lord Deputy of Ireland (1633-40), are or crucial importance. Professor Kearney's definitive account, first published in 1959 provides essential reading for those studying the origins of the Civil Wars.
 

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Contents

ANGLOIRISH RELATIONS
1
2 POLITICS 162030
7
THE OLD ENGLISH IN IRELAND
15
THE APPOINTMENT OF WENTWORTH
24
THE FINANCIAL BACKGROUND
32
PROLOGUE TO PARLIAMENT
42
THE PARLIAMENT OF 16345
45
THE POLITICS OF THE 1634 PARLIAMENT
53
5 SUMMARY
168
PERSONAL PROFIT
171
THE DOWNFALL OF WENTWORTHS ADMINISTRATION
185
2 OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT
189
3 THE PARTIES IN PARLIAMENT
192
THE IMPEACHMENT OF WENTWORTH
199
AFTERMATH IN IRELAND
209
CONCLUSION
216

THE INSTRUMENTS OF THOROUGH
69
THE PLANTATION OF CONNACHT
85
CHURCH AND STATE
104
WENTWORTHS ECONOMIC POLICY
130
2 THE IRISH WOOL TRADE
137
3 IRISH LINEN
154
4 THE IRISH CUSTOMS FARM
159
APPENDICES
223
OF 1640
260
3 COMMISSION FOR DEFECTIVE TITLES 1636
264
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
269
BIBLIOGRAPHY
277
INDEX
287
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