The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland (1922)

Author: John P. Prendergast

Book ID: 64272

Price: 75.00

The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland. Dublin: Mellifont Press, 1922. Third Edition. Pp xliii, 524. Pale buckram boards, with embossed device to front cover & title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers faded & marked, contents bright & clean.

The first and seminal work in this area, originally published in 1865. Illustrated with three plates & maps (some folding).

Following the conquest of the Irish clans by Oliver Cromwell in 1652 his stated goal was to move all the Irish into the barren province of Connaught and settle the rest of Ireland with loyal Englishmen. Prendergast’s book is the story of the events leading up to and including this mass movement of people. It describes in vivid detail stories of the evictees, including those of rank, title and English blood as in the case of Lady Dunsany. Also includes detail accounts of the clearing of the land, the exceptions, the transplanters’ certificates, and the court processes that went along with the moving of a large number of people.

 

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