Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire

  • Martyn J. Powell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 236-280

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Martyn J. Powell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History and Welsh HistoryUniversity of WalesAberystwythWales

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43226-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28629-0
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