The Dukes of Ormonde, 1610-1745
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291 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

16 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Dukes of Ormonde, 1610-1745

Edited by Toby C Barnard and Jane Fenlon

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Biographical studies of the two Dukes of Ormonde illuminate aspects of the operation of political power in seventeenth-century Ireland, and, on a wider European stage, the predicaments facing the nobility.
A valuable insight into the political and material world of Ireland's leading aristocratic family. HISTORY

For much of their lives the two dukes of Ormonde dominated public events in Ireland, where they served the English sovereign as viceroy five times; they were also powerful presences in the Stuart court in England, and commanded armies both in Ireland and Europe. Later, they spent long periods on the continent as travellers and exiles. Yetdespite their importance in the public life of the age, neither duke has been the subject of a full modern biography, a gap which this collection of essays aims to fill, using key episodes and phases in the Ormondes' careers to investigate the larger picture. The dukes' lives as great nobles, landowners and converts to Protestantism raise problems specific to Ireland, but they also exemplify the predicament of nobles elsewhere in Europe. A particular focusis on the worlds that they and their wives created, often innovative and always dazzling, and on the clienteles who looked to them for preferment and on which a part of the Ormondes' political weight rested. Throughout, much newlight is cast on such vexed questions as the troubled and constantly changing relationship between Ireland and England, between public and private interests, and the roles of women.

Dr TOBY BARNARD teaches at the University of Oxford.

Contributors: G.E. AYLMER, T.C. BARNARD, EVELINE CRUICKSHANKS, DAVID EDWARDS, JANE FENLON, RAYMOND GILLESPIE, DAVID HAYTON, PATRICK LITTLE, RENÉ MOULINAS, ÉAMONN - CIARDHA, NATHALIE GENET ROUFFIAC
Introduction: The Dukes of Ormonde - Toby C Barnard
'The Poisoned Chalice': the Ormond inheritance, sectarian division and the emergence of James Butler, 1614-1642 - David Edwards
The Marquess of Ormond and the English Parliament, 1645-47 - Patrick Little
The Religion of the first Duke of Ormond - Raymond Gillespie
The first Duke of Ormond as Patron and Administrator - Gerald E Aylmer
Episodes of Magnificence: The material worlds of the Dukes of Ormonde - Jane Fenlon
Aristocratic Values in the Careers of the Dukes of Ormonde - Toby C Barnard
'The Unkinde Deserter' and 'The Bright Duke': Contrasting Views of the Dukes of Ormonde in the Irish Royalist Tradition - Eamonn O Ciardha
The Irish Jacobite Exile in France, 1692-1715 -
Dependence, clientage and affinity: the political following of the second Duke of Ormond - Paul M. Hunneyball
The second Duke of Ormonde and the Atterbury Plot - Eveline Cruickshanks
James Butler, second Duke of Ormonde in Avignon - Rene Moulinas
"An excellent introduction... well-researched, detailed and scholarly in its approach to the range of issues examined and represents an important addition to the historiography of the period." HUGUENOT SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS
"A valuable insight into the political and material world of Ireland's leading aristocratic family." HISTORY

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Title Details

291 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

16 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press