‘Civilizinge of those Rude Partes’: Colonization within Britain and Ireland, 1580s-1640s
In the wake of English victory at the end of the Nine Years War, Ulster met a similar fate. The unexpected flight of leading Irish lords to the continent and the revolt of Sir Cahir O'Dogherty enabled the state to confiscate vast tracts of Ulster. James VI and I allocated land in relatively small parcels to one hundred Scottish and English ‘undertakers’ and about fifty ‘servitors’ in the hope that they would create a British type of rural society. In addition, he set aside other acres to endow key ‘civilizing’ institutions — the church, towns, schools, and Trinity College, Dublin; while he obliged the City of London to take on the entire County of Londonderry in an effort to bring capital and economic prosperity to a commercial backwater. In addition to plantations, the Crown sought to tame ‘those rude parts’ — while at the same time enriching itself by interfering in land titles.
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