Exploring Irish-Scottish connections in the period 1603-60, this book brings important new perspectives to the study of the early Stuart state. Acknowledging the pivotal role of the Hiberno-Scottish world, it identifies some of the limits of England's Anglicising influence in the northern and western 'British Isles' and the often slight basis on which the Stuart pursuit of a new 'British' consciousness operated.
Regarding the Anglo-Scottish relationship, it was chiefly in Ireland that the English and Scots intermingled after 1603, with a variety of consequences, often destabilising. The importance of the Gaelic sphere in Irish-Scottish connections also receives much greater attention here than in previous accounts. This Gaedhealtacht played a central role in the transmission of religious radicalism, both Catholic and Protestant, in Ireland and Scotland, ultimately leading to political crisis and revolution within the British Isles. -- .
David Edwards is Senior Lecturer in History at University College Cork Simon Egan is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow -- .
Introduction: Union and separation - David Edwards 1 Scottish officials and secular government in Early Stuart Ireland - David Edwards 2 'Scottish peers' in seventeenth-century Ireland - Jane Ohlmeyer 3 Scottish settlement and society in Plantation Ulster, 1610-40 - William Roulston 4 Scottish Protestant clergy and the origins of dissent in Ireland - Alan Ford 5 Scots Catholics in Ulster, 1610-41 - Brian Mac Cuarta 6 Confessionalisation and clan cohesion: Ireland's contribution to Scottish Catholic renewal in the seventeenth century - R. Scott Spurlock 7 The Irish Franciscan mission to the Highlands and Islands - Jason Harris 8 The Scottish response to the 1641 rebellion in Connacht: The case of Sir Frederick Hamilton - Aoife Duignan 9 The Scots of Ireland and the English Republic - Robert Armstrong Index -- .