A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century

by William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries Series

A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century Synopsis

W. E. H. Lecky (1838-1903) was one of the most distinguished Victorian historians. He was unusual in the extent to which he made use of archival sources, and noted for his ability of do justice to both sides of an argument. His History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century was first published as part of A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, but was reissued in 1892 as a five-volume work. He has been described as the first revisionist Irish historian, as the aim of the book was partly to respond to Froude's The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, which is markedly anti-Irish in its sentiments. Lecky was no nationalist, and opposed Home Rule, but wanted to provide a more truthful and balanced account, and his account of the United Irishmen and the events of 1798 was highly regarded. Volume 4 covers the Rebellion of 1798.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108024471
Publication date: 17th February 2011
Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 492 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

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