Sir,   —Angus Mitchell, reviewing Marnie Hay’s excellent biography of Bulmer Hobson (HI 17.5, Sept./Oct. 2009), remarked that ‘Towards the end of his life Hobson devoted much energy to defending […]

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In 1990 British Tory politician Norman Tebbitt coined his controversial ‘cricket test’: irrespective of whether they held UK passports, which team did Asian and Caribbean immigrants to Britain support? The […]

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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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The natural history of Ireland Philip O’Sullivan Beare, translated and edited by Denis C. O’Sullivan (Cork University Press, Ä39) ISBN 9781859184394   Cork University Press is to be congratulated for […]

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The queen’s last map-maker: Richard Bartlett in Ireland, 1600–3 J. H. Andrews (Geography Publications, Ä40) ISBN 9780996602430   In the late 1990s I moved to Belfast, and on a visit […]

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