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Escaping massacre : Refugees in Scotland in the aftermath of the 1641 Ulster rebellion

Young, John (2007) Escaping massacre : Refugees in Scotland in the aftermath of the 1641 Ulster rebellion. In: Age of Atrocity. Violence and political conflict in early modern Ireland. Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 219-241. ISBN 1851829620

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Abstract

This book examines one of the bloodiest epochs in Irish history. Part one covers the 16th century, revealing how efforts by the Tudor monarchy to curb the powers of the autonomous Irish lords degenerated into a bitter cultural and sectarian conflict characterized by summary killings and massacres. The second part pays particular attention to the 1641 rebellion and the Confederate Wars.