The 1641 Rebellion in North-Connacht - The Cause and Nature of the Rebellion in co. Leitrim, co. Sligo and co. Roscommon

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The 1641 Rebellion in North-Connacht - The Cause and Nature of the Rebellion in co. Leitrim, co. Sligo and co. Roscommon

Type: Master thesis
Title: The 1641 Rebellion in North-Connacht - The Cause and Nature of the Rebellion in co. Leitrim, co. Sligo and co. Roscommon
Author: Slieker, Johan Christoffel
Issue Date: 2015-08-31
Keywords: Ireland
1641 Rebellion
Sligo
Roscommon
Leitrim
Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Abstract: In this thesis the focus is on the course and nature of 1641 Rebellion, which is roughly the first phase of conflicts in Ireland between 1641 and 1653, in the counties of Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon. The 1641 Rebellion wasn’t as clear-cut as it seems. There are discussions within the historical community about the nature of the rebellion, and the possibility of multiple rebellions occurring at the same time. Was the rebellion in 1641 one rebellion, instigated by the nobles in Ulster who wanted to put pressure on king Charles I to do something about their growing grievances and followed by popular uprisings throughout the country? Or are those popular uprisings a separate rebellion that on its own caused nobles to join the revolt to safe their livelihoods? This also raises the question if the revolt was top-down or bottom-up. The main focus is on the perpetrators of the rebellion. This also gives the opportunity the participate in a third discussion, namely if the 1641 Rebellion really was an Irish Catholic uprising against their English Protestant neighbours, or if this view should be nuanced.
Supervisor: Fagel, Raymond
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: History (Master)
Specialisation: MA Europe 1000-1800
ECTS Credits: 30
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35442
 

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