This bundle includes the following publications:
Dr Henry Jones’ Account of the 1641 Rising: Plantation and War in County Cavan
In 1641, Dr Henry Jones was dean of the Church of Ireland diocese of Kilmore. His life, and those of many other British settlers in the Ulster Plantation, fell into disarray when the rising began in October of that year.
Jones managed to escape Cavan and established and chaired the 1641 Commission, responsible for taking around 8000 depositions or witness statements relating to the rising.
Jones also wrote a number of pamphlets about the rising, including this new edition of his description of the events in Cavan between October 1641 and June 1642, entitled A relation of the beginnings and proceedings of the rebellion in the county of Cavan. This fully annotated edition of the pamphlet comes with an extensive introduction which details County Cavan in the early seventeenth century, Jones’ background and his account of the rising there while also rescuing from obscurity an important companion piece to the 1641 depositions which affords the reader a unique insight into this chaotic period of Irish history.
Plantation – Aspects of seventeenth-century Ulster society
The plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth century was an episode of critical importance in the history of Ireland, the legacy of which is still apparent today. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this collection of essays, arising from two conferences organised by the Ulster Local History Trust in 2008 and 2010, explores a number of themes relating to the plantation.
The essays in Plantation – Aspects of seventeenth-century Ulster Society, range from overviews to case studies of particular areas, individuals or groups. Sources that are essential to a better understanding of the immense social, economic, demographic and political changes brought about by the plantation are highlighted, while the experiences of the Irish, English and Scots are all brought into view and analysed from different perspectives. Edited by Brendan Scott and John Dooher expert contributors to the book include Dr Patrick Fitzgerald and Dr William Roulston
The conclusions challenge some preconceived notions and offer fresh thinking on aspects of this period. This accessible, scholarly and competitively priced collection does much to further our understanding of the Ulster Plantation.