Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire

Martyn Powell

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This book examines the British government's policy towards Ireland during the imperial crisis of 1750-83, focusing on its attempts to reassert control over Ireland's increasingly hostile Protestant parliament and populace. Anglo-Irish relations are placed in a wider imperial framework, taking account of British policy towards its colonies, particularly India and America. This book reassesses the importance of townshend and constant residency; the impact of the north ministry on Irish policy; the significance of legislative independence; the nature of British party attitudes toward Ireland, and the influence of Irish public opinion.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages296
ISBN (Print)978-0333994023, 0333994027
Publication statusPublished - 05 Nov 2002


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