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This learn fills a big hole within the maintream narrative of Irish historical past via reconstructing political advancements within the yr ahead of the recovery of Charles II. it's the first remedy of the advanced Irish measurement of the king's go back. the difficulty of the monarchy didn't stand by myself in eire. Entangled with it was once the query of ways the recovery of the previous regime may have an effect on a Protestant colonial group that had replaced in personality and fortune as a result Cromwellian conquest, the immigration that had observed it and the big move of land that undefined. because the go back of Charles grew to become more and more possible, Cromwellian and pre-Cromwellian settlers have been united of their decision to make sure that the recovery of Charles didn't deprive them in their profits. This account discloses how the leaders of the Protestant institution safe its pursuits via dealing with the transition again to monarchy.

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88–9. John A. Butler, A biography of Richard Cromwell, 1626–1712, the second protector (New York, 1994), pp. 122–7, 217–18. ²⁸ TSP, vii, 674. ²⁹ TSP, vii, 674. C. H. , London, 1891–1901), iv, 11. [27] p r e l ud e t o r e s tor a tion i n i r e l a nd official information, but who made it their business to try to find out what was going on, in other words by royalist informants and diplomats, was one of uncertainty and confusion about reactions in Ireland, Scotland and the navy. ³⁷ A London ³⁰ G.

By contrast, the degradation and expropriation of the Catholic communities and the associated redistribution of their property, which together conferred both direct and indirect benefits, was widely approved and deeply compromising. ²⁷ Moreover, property acquisition was not the only common ground between old and new settlers. Members of both groups objected to the level of taxation, which was significantly higher than in England. ²⁸ Likewise, both resented the failure to fulfil undertakings to allow Ireland to trade freely with England and Scotland.

TSP, vii, 674. CJ, vii, 663. ²⁷ Catterall, ‘Two letters’, AHR, 8, pp. 88–9. John A. Butler, A biography of Richard Cromwell, 1626–1712, the second protector (New York, 1994), pp. 122–7, 217–18. ²⁸ TSP, vii, 674. ²⁹ TSP, vii, 674. C. H. , London, 1891–1901), iv, 11. [27] p r e l ud e t o r e s tor a tion i n i r e l a nd official information, but who made it their business to try to find out what was going on, in other words by royalist informants and diplomats, was one of uncertainty and confusion about reactions in Ireland, Scotland and the navy.

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