This set of publications look at 17th Century Ulster. A defining century in the history of Ireland.
Both titles fully complement each other and are highly accessible and illuminating. Making this bundle a must-have for anyone with even a fleeting interest in the history of Ireland.
Both titles in this bundle can also be purchased separately
This bundle includes:
Ulster 1641: Aspects of the Rising (2020 Edition)
In 1641 a breakdown occurred between natives and settlers, along ethnic and religious lines. First published in 1993, this book of essays examines the genesis and impact of this conflict. Topics covered include; detailed local studies of the violence; background articles on the Ulster Plantation, Protestantism and the broader 'Three Kingdoms' political setting; analysis of the place of 1641 in the Protestant sense of identity; and the examination of the Gaelic literary and continental contexts of the Ulster-Irish community.
This new edition includes a bibliographical essay by the editor in which he highlights publications produced between 1993 and 2018 that have relevance to the rising and the periods immediately before and after it.
Ulster 1641: Aspects of the Rising is an accessible and valuable publication for those interested in early modern Europe, the development and relationship between religion and society in the 17th Century and also for anyone interested in Ireland's troubled past.
Men and Arms: The Ulster Settlers, c. 1630
The Muster Roll of the province of Ulster is a large, leather-bound volume in the British Library. The volume consists of 283 folio sheets on which are recorded the names of 13,147 males from the nine counties of Ulster.
Each county forms a separate section of the volume and the men who mustered are listed under the names of their landlords; beside each man's name is a description of the weapons he was carrying or a note that he was unarmed. Most of the men who mustered were English and Scottish settlers and, in the absence of comprehensive parish and estate records, the muster rolls is the nearest one has to a census of the British population of early seventeenth-century Ulster. This edition includes much supplementary information on the settlers, drawn from numerous contemporary sources.