Prelude to Restoration in Ireland: The End of the by Aidan Clarke

By Aidan Clarke

This examine fills a massive hole within the maintream narrative of Irish historical past through reconstructing political advancements within the yr sooner than the recovery of Charles II. it's the first therapy of the advanced Irish measurement of the king's go back. the difficulty of the monarchy didn't stand by myself in eire. Entangled with it was once the query of the way the recovery of the outdated regime could impact a Protestant colonial neighborhood that had replaced in personality and fortune end result of the Cromwellian conquest, the immigration that had followed it and the large move of land that undefined. because the go back of Charles turned more and more possible, Cromwellian and pre-Cromwellian settlers have been united of their decision to make sure that the recovery of Charles didn't deprive them in their profits. This account discloses how the leaders of the Protestant institution safe its pursuits by way of coping with the transition again to monarchy.

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K. G. Temple, ‘The original officer list of the New Model Army’, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 59 (1986), pp. 57–8. ⁵¹ Forbes to Ormond, undated, Granard Papers, PRONI H/1/5/1. Hamilton had married Coote’s sister. [30] com mi s si o ner s a nd s ub mi s si on er s may also be an accurate enough indication of the basis upon which he canvassed support. ⁵² The chief suspicion fell upon the Scots and the assumption, in both Ireland and England, was that they were disaffected and likely to respond to a royal call.

135, 140. Broderick to Hyde, 6 May 1659, Bodleian Library, Oxford, Clarendon MS 60, f. 503. ³⁵ Fitzmaurice, Petty, p. 86. ³⁶ Guizot, Richard Cromwell, i, 380. ³⁷ Nicholas Papers, iv, p. 138. [28] com mi s si o ner s a nd s ub mi s si on er s correspondent believed that Broghill’s return to Ireland was cause for optimism, ‘if his hearte dare walke with his tongue’,³⁸ while another reported that ‘Henry playes the very tyrant & is an arch Rebell. ⁴⁵ When Henry’s reply to Fleetwood came to hand, on 23 May, the newsbooks (which were dependent upon government favour) reported that the Irish officers ‘are unanimously resolved upon a compliance’.

V (London, 1885), p. 359. ⁴⁴ Guizot, Richard Cromwell, i, 382. , 384. ⁴⁶ Mercurius Politicus, 19–26 May; Publick Intelligencer, 23–30 May. M. ), Mordaunt Letter Book (Camden Society, London, 1945), p. 15. Guizot, Richard Cromwell, i, 400. ’’ ’⁴⁹ In fact, the only hint of public defiance in Ireland was the doubtful case of a kinsman of the Cromwells, Colonel Henry Ingoldsby, who had come to Ireland with Oliver in 1649, served as governor of Limerick since 1653, and represented the combined south-western counties in Richard’s parliament.

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