It is sometimes asserted that the 40 boroughs were established as part of the Ulster Plantation, but in fact only 45% (eighteen) were in Ulster, while 22% (nine) were in […]

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Scotland and the Ulster plantations: explorations in the British settlements of Stuart Ireland W. P. Kelly and J. R. Young (eds) (Four Courts Press, Ä49.50) ISBN 9781846820762   Has the […]

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Consolidating conquest: Ireland 1603–1727 Pádraig Lenihan (Pearson Longman, Ä25.20) ISBN 9780582772175 In the last twenty years, a whole coterie of Irish medievalists, early modernists and modernists have sought to emulate […]

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The HMS currently operates four museums—the Tower, Harbour, Workhouse and Foyle Valley Railway Museums. An Archive Service and a programme of learning activities allow staff to raise awareness of the […]

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The union of the English, Irish and Scottish crowns in the person of James, self-styled king of Great Britain and Ireland, both facilitated and heralded a monumental shift in ‘English’ […]

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