In October 1641, violence erupted in mid-Ulster that spread throughout the whole kingdom and lasted for more than a decade. The war was neither unpredictable nor was it out of step with the rest of the Stuart kingdoms, or indeed Europe generally. As with all wars, particularly the multi-national and multi-denominational, the Irish wars of the 1640s and 1650s had many complex and interrelated causes. Law, the legal system and the legal community played a vital role in the origins and the development of the conflict in Ireland that took it from a dependent kingdom to becoming part of a republican commonwealth. Lawyers also played a fundamental part in the return of the legal and political "normality" in the 1660s. This collection of essays considers how the law was part of this process and to what extent it was shaped by the revolutionary developments of the period. These essays arise from a conference held in 2014 in the House of Lords at the Bank of Ireland, Dublin, under the auspices of the Irish Legal History Society.
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Electoral law in Ireland before 1641 / Bríd McGrath Competing authorities : the clash of martial and common law in early seventeenth-century Ireland / Stephen Carroll 'Necessarye to keepe order in Ireland' : martial law and the 1641 rebellion / Aran McArdle Henry Burnell's Landgartha : family, law and revolution on the Irish stage / Nessa Malone The new English, the past, and the law in the 1640s : Sir William Parson's 'Examen Hiberniae' / John Cunningham Not every judge a phoenix : King's Inns under Cromwell / Colum Kenny The Black Book of King's Inns, Dublin, 1649-63 : an annotated, chronological and contextualized transcription / Colum Kenny Taking war crimes law seriously in revolutionary Ireland : a legal analysis / Jennifer Wells Martin Blake of Ballyglunin, County Galway : from transplantation to restoration, a case study of land, law and estate protection / Philip Walsh Appointments to the bench in early restoration Ireland / Coleman A. Dennehy Lawyers and the circulation of scurrilous verse in restoration Dublin / Andrew Carpenter The speech of Sir Audley Mervyn, speaker of the house of commons, demanding reforms in the court of claims : a reinterpretation through the lens of legal history / Jess Velona Charles II's legal officers and the Irish restoration land settlement, 1660-5 / Neil Johnston.
KDK156 .L37 2020
Dublin : Four Courts Press, in association with the Irish Legal History Society,