Sir,—I commence by quoting John Gibney (‘What about Island Magee? Another version of the 1641 Rebellion’, HI 21.1, Jan./Feb. 2013, pp 22–5): ‘Irish Catholics had their own views on what […]

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Sir,—Your article ‘The Irish in the Anglo-Caribbean: servants or slaves?’ (HI 24.2, March/April 2016)insiststhat there is an urgent need to refute a pervasive belief that Cromwellian-era Irish prisonersofwar and indentured […]

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Sir,—This article in your March/April issue (HI 24.2, 2016) asked more questions than it answered and contradicted itself on many occasions. I understand that the term ‘indentured servitude’ relates to […]

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Sir,—Colum Kenny’s interesting article on Arthur Griffith (HI 24.3, May/June 2016) is marred by an implicit assumption that because its subject supported Zionism he could not have been an anti-Semite. […]

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Sir,—In his article in your March/April issue (HI 24.2, pp 34–5)Mark Phelanstated that ‘the Connaught Rangers regiment had a colourful history, fighting with distinction at Waterloo and thereafter policing the […]

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