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Ireland and the war at sea, 1641-1653 /
Elaine Murphy.
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Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Society : Boydell Press, 2012.
description
x, 253 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0861933184 (hbk.), 9780861933181 (hbk.)
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imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Society : Boydell Press, 2012.
isbn
0861933184 (hbk.)
9780861933181 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8759979
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-232) and indexes.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
An examination of the mid-seventeenth century maritime battles between Ireland, England, and Scotland, showing them to have had a dramatic impact on the overall conflict.
Bowker Data Service Summary
An examination of the mid-17th century maritime battles between Ireland, England and Scotland, showing them to have had a dramatic impact on the overall Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
Main Description
The conflict on the Irish seaboard between the years 1641 and 1653 was not some peripheral theatre in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. As this first full-length study of the war at sea on the Irish coast from the outbreak of the Ulster rising in 1641 to the surrender of Inishbofin Island, the last major royalist martitime outpost, in April 1653, shows, it was instead the epicentre of naval conflict with important consequences for the nature and outcome of the land conflicts in Ireland and elsewhere. The book provides a clear and comprehensive narrative account of the war at sea, accompanied by careful contextualisation and a full analysis of its Irish, British and European dimensions. This includes the strategic importance of Irish ports, conflict between organised navies and formidable bands of privateers and pirates, the adoption of new naval technologies and tactics and the relationship between conflict on land and sea. Moving beyond traditional accounts of naval campaigns, it integrates warfare at sea into the wider dimension of political and economic developments in Ireland, England and Scotland. Extensive use is made of a wide range of archival material, in particular the High Court of Admiralty papers held in the National Archives at Kew.
Main Description
The conflict on the Irish seaboard between the years 1641 and 1653 was not some peripheral theatre in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. As this first full-length study of the war at sea on the Irish coast from the outbreak of the Ulster rising in 1641 to the surrender of Inishbofin Island, the last major royalist maritime outpost, in April 1653, shows, it was instead the epicentre of naval conflict with important consequences for the nature and outcome of the land conflicts in Ireland and elsewhere. The book provides a clear and comprehensive narrative account of the war at sea, accompanied by careful contextualisation and a full analysis of its Irish, British and European dimensions. This includes the strategic importance of Irish ports, conflict between organised navies and formidable bands of privateers and pirates, the adoption of new naval technologies and tactics and the relationship between conflict on land and sea. Moving beyond traditional accounts of naval campaigns, it integrates warfare at sea into the wider dimension of political and economic developments in Ireland, England and Scotland. Extensive use is made of a wide range of archival material, in particular the High Court of Admiralty papers held in the National Archives at Kew. Dr Elaine Murphy is a Research Associate working on the "Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell" project at the Department of History, University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents
List of figures, maps and tablesp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Glossaryp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The War at Sea, 1651-1653
The outbreak and spread of the rebellion, October 1641-September 1643p. 13
'Weathering the storm', September 1643-July 1646p. 35
'Infested with pirates', August 1646-August 1649p. 53
The support of the navy, September 1649-April 1653p. 69
Navies and the Conduct of the War at Sea
A job done well enough? The parliamentary naval effort in Ireland, 1641-1653p. 89
For the defence of the coasts of this realm: the confederate naval effort, 1641-1653p. 106
Fighting the war at sea in Ireland, 1641-1653p. 125
Conclusionp. 143
Appendices
Parliamentary summer and winter guards for Ireland, 1642-53p. 151
Identified Confederate/Irish privateers, 1642-52p. 172
Parliamentary prizes in Ireland, 1641-53p. 179
Confederate and Irish prizes, 1642-52p. 201
Parliamentary warships lost on the Irish coast, 1641-53p. 219
Prominent parliamentary shipowners on the Irish coastp. 220
Bibliographyp. 223
General indexp. 233
Index of shipsp. 247
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