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date: 15 December 2019

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Ireland in the years 1689–91 faced war on a grand scale, caught up in a wider European conflict. At the same time it was a participant in a revolution which would shake all three of the Stuart kingdoms, though the experiences of England and of Scotland would differ greatly from that of Ireland. This chapter begins with an examination of the repercussions of James II’s attempt to reshape his Irish kingdom, most especially in elevating the position of his fellow Catholics, and the threat which this was perceived to pose to his Protestant subjects. The war itself is discussed, including its international dimensions and the reasons for the victory of William of Orange, but also the peace settlement with ended the conflict and did much to shape the Ireland of the eighteenth century.

Keywords: Glorious Revolution, Jacobite, William of Orange, warfare, parliament

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