First published in 1909, as the second edition of an 1896 original, this book forms part of the Cambridge Historical Series. The text presents a broad overview of Irish history, written in an effort to direct 'the attention of thoughtful minds in Great Britain and Ireland to Irish history'. It begins with the period leading up to the Anglo-Norman conquest and moves through to the reforms of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A detailed bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historiography and perspectives on Irish history.
1. Ireland before the Anglo-Norman conquest; 2. The Anglo-Norman conquest of Ireland. State of the country from the reign of Henry II to that of Henry VII; 3. Ireland during the Tudor period to the end of the reign of Henry VIII; 4. Ireland to the end of the reign of Elizabeth; 5. From the death of Elizabeth to the Restoration; 6. From the Restoration to the capitulation of Limerick; 7. The period of penal laws in Ireland; 8. Grattan's parliament. The rebellion of 1798. The union; 9. From the union to Catholic emancipation; 10. From 1829 to 1868; 11. The period of reform, 1868-1905; Notes by Mr Dunlop; Bibliography; Index; Map of Ireland.
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