KNOX, Andrew (1559–1633), Scottish cleric and Irish bishop, was born in Ranfurly, Renfrewshire, second son of John Knox. He was educated at Glasgow University, gaining his MA in 1579. As […]

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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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Throughout Ireland there are monuments, place-names, pitches and pavilions that convey the story of where and how the Irish played. No inventory of these sites currently exists, however. Sporting sites […]

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First the big news—Oliver Cromwell has apologised to the Irish people for massacring them and sending them off to Barbados as slaves. Well, he has not spoken in person but […]

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In 1608–9, through a mixture of threats and promises from James I, the City of London become involved in the most planned and orderly of the various plantation schemes in […]

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