Memoirs of the Different Rebellions In Ireland (1801)
Book ID: 65690
Memoirs of the Different Rebellions In Ireland. From the Arrival of the English: With a Particular Detail of that which Broke out on the 23rd. May, 1798; The History of the Conspiracy which Preceded it; Characters of the Principal Actors in It. To this Edition is added, A concise History of the Reformation in Ireland and Considerations on the Means of extending its Advantages therein. Dublin: John Milliken, 1801. Second Edition. Pp xii, 635; 210 (Appendices, Observations), + Index. Handsomely bound in quarter morocco, marbled boards. A fine bright copy.
Illustrated with frontispiece folded Map of Ireland & a further eight plates in the text (some folded).
Musgrave’s virulently anti-Catholic Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland (1801), was based on information solicited from the gentry of Wexford such as Lenox-Conyngham, and others, ran to three editions during 1801-1802. It was dedicated to Lord Cornwallis, Viceroy (though repudiated by him); includes virulent attack on Edmund Burke’s supposed encouragement of Catholics, and blames liberal Protestants for creating the occasion for the Rebellion, especially through Catholic relief measures of 1792 and 1793, together with the sponsorship of ‘infidel’ Presbyterians in Ulster.