It was the Stuarts who introduced the Irish to the slave trade. Charles II returned to the throne in 1660 at a time when it was becoming clear that sugar […]

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In the late twelfth-century Anglo-Norman marriage market, the teenage Isabel de Clare was a very desirable prize. Under Anglo-Norman feudal law, the marriage of her parents, Strongbow and Aoife, and the related […]

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Susan Flavin and Evan T. Jones (eds) (Four Courts Press, E65) ISBN 9781846821820   This 1,094-page tome reproduces the details of the cargoes of ships plying between Ireland and the […]

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Rapairí Scun Scan Productions Six-part series, Nov.–Dec. 2009, TG4 by John Gibney   Rapairí set itself the task of examining the lives of six ‘outlaws’ active in Ireland from the […]

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  Francis Hutchinson was no ordinary clergyman. Posterity chiefly remembers him for his condemnation of witchcraft trials in his famous book An historical essay concerning witchcraft . . . (1718). He […]

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