Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James I by M. Perceval-Maxwell was first published in 1973, yet it continues to be one of the most significant works of scholarship on the 'plantation' of Ulster. This book describes in detail the initial establishment of settlement in Ireland's northern province over a comparatively short space of time, that is from 1603 to 1625.
Dr Perceval-Maxwell, himself a descendent of seventeenth-century Scots settlers taught for many years In McGill University, Canada. In this seminal analysis of Scottish migration to Ulster he examines the society that produced the Scottish settlers, describes the conditions that they encountered when they arrived in Ireland, and explains what effect the Scottish migration had in both Ireland and Scotland. Short biographies of the principal planters are included and also maps, showing patterns of settlement.
This new edition of The Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James I includes an introduction written by Dr Perceval-Maxwell which examines the most recent research on this period and shows that most of this scholarship has supplemented rather than challenged his original work
Scottish Migration will be of value to both the student and lay person with an interest in migration studies