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The King's Irishmen: The Irish in the exiled court of Charles II, 1649-1660

Williams, Mark 2014. The King's Irishmen: The Irish in the exiled court of Charles II, 1649-1660. Boydell & Brewer.

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Abstract

King Charles I's execution in January 1649 marked a moment of deliverance for the victors in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but for thousands of Royalists it signaled the onset of more than a decade of penury and disillusionment in exile. Driven by an enduring allegiance to the Stuart dynasty, now personified in the young King Charles II, Royalists took up residence among the courts, armies, and cities of Continental Europe, clinging to hopes of restoration and the solace of their companions as the need to survive threatened to erode the foundations of their beliefs.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Additional Information: Shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize, 2014
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9781843839255
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/87493

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