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Ruling Ireland, 1685-1742


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In a series of studies, David Hayton offers a comprehensive account of the government of Ireland during the period of transformation from "New English" colonialism to Anglo-Irish "patriotism", providing a chronological survey of the development of English policy towards Ireland and an account of the changing political structure of Ireland; particular attention is paid to the emergence of an English-style party system under Queen Anne. The Anglo-Irish dimension is also explored, through crises of high politics, and through an examination of the role played by Irish issues at Westminster. In his introduction Professor Hayton provides historical perspective, and establishes Irish political developments firmly in their British context.

Professor D.W. HAYTON is Reader in Modern History at Queen's University, Belfast.


This is a first-rate, highly professional, and necessary monograph, written for the specialist and the advanced student. THE JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES
A masterly account of early-eighteenth-century Irish politics.... A historical tour de force, which combines exhaustive primary research with a sophisticated ability to place local events in their Anglo-Irish context.... This is a superbly researched and important work by a master of his craft. H-ALBION
Provides a concise and comprehensive study of Irish political history from the reign of James II through the ministry of Robert Walpole. SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS (US)
Illuminates a much-neglected period of Irish political history. HISTORY


First Published: 15 Jun 2004
13 Digit ISBN: 9781843830580
Pages: 318
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Boydell Press

Details updated on 01 May 2016