"This is the best account to date of how continuing English-language disputations concerning the nature of the insurrection that occurred in Ireland in 1641 influenced present politics for three centuries, in three countries and in two continents. Scholars in the U.S. will benefit especially from John Gibney's discussion of how the subject was re-opened in a new environment by Matthew Carey, who was responding in part to the inclusion of the extreme Protestant interpretation of the subject in the Amerian editions of "Foxe's Book of Martyrs""--Nicholas Canny, National University of Ireland, Galway
About the Author
John Gibney earned his doctorate in history at Trinity College Dublin and is author of "Ireland and the Popish Plot." A guide for the popular Historical Walking Tours of Dublin offered by Historical Insights Ireland, he is a frequent contributor to "History Ireland "magazine and scholarly journals. He has been a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame and the National University of Ireland, Galway.