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Catholic Reformation in IrelandThe Mission of Rinuccini 1645-1649$
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Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208914

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208914.001.0001

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The Attrition of Influence, December 1646–February 1648

The Attrition of Influence, December 1646–February 1648

(p.166) CHAPTER FIVE The Attrition of Influence, December 1646–February 1648
Catholic Reformation in Ireland

Tadhg Ó hAnnrachÁin

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The fourteen months from the end of November 1646 to February 1648 marked a particular phase in GianBattista Rinuccini's career in Ireland. During this time, Nicholas Plunkett and the bishop of Ferns, Nicholas French, exercised a great deal of influence in confederate politics, while the nuncio occupied a less overtly prominent role. This period was inaugurated, and much of its subsequent character determined, by the decision to convene a confederate General Assembly. The most important problem confronted at this Assembly was the Ormond peace: the lord lieutenant's supporters hoped to have the treaty ratified by the supreme confederate authority, while Rinuccini and his adherents sought the assembly's approval for their overturning of the peace the previous year. The result was a qualified victory for the clerical party because the treaty was indeed rejected. The clergy then secured a second victory when their new formulation of the confederate oath was accepted.

Keywords:   GianBattista Rinuccini, Nicholas French, Ormond peace, clergy, politics, General Assembly, Catholics, Nicholas Plunkett, war

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