1642 · London
The Irish rebellion of 1641 is nicely explained on the Trinity College Dublin library website: "Traditionally the rebellion was thought to be sufficiently explained as an inevitable response to the plantation in Ulster. Nowadays most scholars see that as an oversimplification and treat the immediate outbreak of rebellion as a response to political developments in all three of the Stuart kingdoms. The deterioration of the condition of Catholics under Lord Deputy Thomas Wentworths rule, the success of the Scottish revolt[,] and the breakdown in relations between the king and the English parliament led Catholics in Ireland who retained property and social position to fear that they were in danger of expropriation and persecution if the power of the king were to be significantly limited. In the belief that the king was seeking allies to assist him in defending his prerogative, they entered into a complex conspiracy to seize control of the Irish government on his behalf" (http://1641.tcd.ie/historical-rebellion.php).
The rebellion resulted in thousands of English and Scottish settlers being dispossessed. Those who fled to Dublin for safety were interviewed by crown authorities and their depositions taken, and this publication devotes itself almost entirely to recital of their => detailed, lengthy, often harrowing testimonies as to events, sufferings, and atrocities.
ESTC R202636; Wing (rev. ed.) J943. Quarter red morocco with French-swirl marbled paper sides and gilt spine lettering; binding signed (with small rubber-stamp on verso of front free endpaper) by the Macdonald Company of New York. Leather of joints lightly rubbed in places. Very good condition. (Inventory #: 37992)