R. J. Hunter
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Robert John Hunter was born in Ashbourne, County Meath and educated at Wesley College and Trinity College, Dublin. He began postgraduate study under Professor T.W. Moody in 1951 and was awarded a MLitt for his dissertation on ‘The Ulster Plantation in the Counties of Armagh and Cavan, 1608–41’ in 1969.
In 1963 Bob was appointed an assistant Lecturer in history at Magee University College, Londonderry from where he moved to the New University of Ulster (later University of Ulster) on its formation in 1968. Bob spent the rest of his working life at Ulster, where he specialised in the teaching of early modern Irish history. He also taught on a number of extra mural and local studies courses.
Although he did not publish a great deal during his lifetime, Bob was an indefatigable researcher. The main focus of his research was the Plantation of the western counties of Ulster in the early seventeenth century and in particular the English settlers in the area. He was also interested in trade between Ireland and Britain, the military history of the period and the Anglicisation of Ireland from the seventeenth century onwards. Another interest was the history of Londonderry, particularly the nineteenth century city and its cultural and intellectual life.
This R.J. Hunter pack consists of;
- Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation 1607'1641
- Ulster Transformed: Essays on Plantation and Print Culture c. 1590'1641
- Men and Arms: The Ulster Settlers c. 1630
- The Ulster Port Books 1612-15
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