This Ulster Plantation Bundle includes the following publications:
The Londonderry Plantation 1609-41: The city of London and the Plantation in Ulster
This publication was the first seriously scholarly attempt to understand what actually happened in the Londonderry Plantation; it was published at a time when Irish historical writing was entering a new phase with a more ‘scientific’ approach to historical writing and research, with Moody and his peers leading the way; and it is a valuable resource for local historians and those interested in changes wrought by developments in the seventeenth century.
The Plantation of Ulster: British Settlement in an Irish Landscape, 1600-1670
The Plantation of Ulster: British Settlement in an Irish Landscape, 1600-1670 shows how colonisation on the ground was not as much influenced either by the London Government or by the new landowners as has often been assumed. Environmental factors proved more important than governmental controls in shaping the emerging settlement pattern. The author also demonstrates how seeds of bitterness were quickly sown between the Protestant settlers and the Catholic natives whom they had displaced, with consequences that last to this day.
Docwras Derry: A Narration of Events in North-west Ulster, 1600-1604
It is widely accepted that no understanding of modern Irish history is complete without an awareness of events in the 17th century. This is true in particular of the Ulster Plantation. Sir Henry Docwra's military expedition, which arrived in Lough Foyle in May 1600, at the height of the Nine Years War, was instrumental in paving the way for James I's Plantation of Ulster that began only a few years later ' after Docwra, the English stayed.
Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James 1
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.
Scottish Covenanters & Irish Confederates
The New Scots, the men of the army the Scottish covenanters sent to Ireland, were the most formidable opponents of the Irish confederates for several crucial years in the 1640s, preventing them conquering all Ireland and destroying the Protestant plantation in Ulster. The greatest challenge to the power of the covenanters in Scotland at a time when they seemed invincible came from a largely Irish army, sent to Scotland by the confederates and commanded by the royalist marquis of Montrose.