The History of the Kingdom of Ireland (1811)

Author: Richard F. Burton

Book ID: 68021

Price: 150.00

The History of the Kingdom of Ireland. Being an Account of All the Battles, Sieges, and Other Considerable Transactions, Both Civil and Military; During the Late Wars There, etc. A New Edition with Wood-Cut Portraits. Westminster: M. Stage, 1811. Pp 145. Half calf, marbled boards. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. Rebound in green cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A nice bright copy.

Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of King William 111, a  plate of the infant Prince of Wales & with sixteen small woodcut portraits in the text.  

Richard Burton was the pseudonym of Nathaniel Crouch (c.1640–1725?), an English publisher, bookseller and writer. Given that he was not a historian and that he generally compiled his histories himself, his works were prone to inaccuracies. However he published extensively and cheaply for a growing literary market among the less educated social groups in England.

His  ‘The History of the Kingdom of Ireland’ first published in 1693, provides an example of a popular account of Irish history during the late 17th century, aimed particularly at the less educated social groups.

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