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Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives

Martyn Bennett, Raymond Gillespie, and Scott Spurlock


In this collection of essays, a range of established and early-career scholars explore a variety of different perspectives on Oliver Cromwell’s involvement with Ireland, in particular his military campaign of 1649-1650. In England and Wales Cromwell is regarded as a figure of national importance; in Ireland his reputation remains highly controversial. The essays gathered together here provide a fresh take on his Irish campaign, reassessing the backdrop and context of the prevailing siege warfare strategy and offering new insights into other major players such as Henry Ireton and the Marquis of ... More

Keywords: Cromwell, Ireland, Cromwellian Settlement, Conquest, Drogheda, Wexford, Interregnum, Civil War, Protectorate, Royalist, Parliamentarian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622379
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622379.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martyn Bennett, editor

Raymond Gillespie, editor

Scott Spurlock, editor