Gleanings from Irish History. Inscribed by the Author (1925)
Author: W.F.T. Butler
Book ID: 65924
Gleanings from Irish History. With Nine Maps and a Pedigree. London: Longmans, 1925. First Edition. Pp xv, 335. With errata slip. Blue buckram, title lettered in gilt to spine. A fine bright copy.
Presentation copy, Inscribed by the Author on half-title to Dr. George O’ Brien.
An important work describing Irish Chieftainship as it was under King Henry & the Tudors and the changes brought about by the great upheaval of 1641 and subsequent Cromwellian confiscation, which wiped out the greater number of Irish landlords, both Gaelic & Norman.
In his introduction Butler comments:
“I begin with the Lordship of Mac Cathy Mór (Co. Kerry), to show what a great Gaelic chieftainship was. Then, dealing with Duhallow and Muskerry, I try to show how the Gaelic lordships were altered so as to adapt themselves to the new conditions. In the Lordship of Mac Carthy Reagh I study, from records of Stuart days, how an Irish territory stood when the process of evolution had been completed. Then I take up for the whole island a study of the Policy of Surrender and Regrant, by which this process of evolution had been brought about.”
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