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Making Ireland British, 1580-1650

Nicholas Canny


This book is the first comprehensive study of all the plantations that were attempted in Ireland during the years 1580-1650. It examines the arguments advanced by successive political figures for a plantation policy, and the responses which this policy elicited from different segments of the population in Ireland. The book opens with an analysis of the complete works of Edmund Spenser who was the most articulate ideologue for plantation. The author argues that all subsequent advocates of plantation, ranging from King James VI and I, to Strafford, to Oliver Cromwell, were guided by Spenser's op ... More

Keywords: plantations, plantation policy, Edmund Spenser, King James I, Strafford, Oliver Cromwell, 1641 insurrection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198200918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Canny, author
National University of Ireland, Galway
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