The Treaty of Limerick

7 Nov, 2019 940 History of Europe

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1691 peace treaty that ended the Williamite War in Ireland, between supporters of the deposed King James II and the forces of William III and his allies. It followed the battles at Aughrim and the Boyne and sieges at Limerick, and led to the disbanding of the Jacobite army in Ireland, with troops free to follow James to France for his Irish Brigade. The Catholic landed gentry were guaranteed rights on condition of swearing loyalty to William and Mary yet, while some Protestants thought the terms too lenient, it was said the victors broke those terms before the ink was dry.

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  • Jane Ohlmeyer No other episodes
    Chair of the Irish Research Council and Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Clare Jackson 6 episodes
    Senior Tutor, Trinity Hall, and Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
  • Thomas O'Connor No other episodes
    Professor of History at Maynooth University

Reading list

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    John Childs (Hambledon Continuum, 2007) Google Books →
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    Tim Harris (Allen Lane, 2006) Google Books →
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    Alvin Jackson (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2014) Google Books →
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    James Kelly (ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2018) Google Books →
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    Padraig Lenihan (Routledge, 2014) Google Books →
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    Padraig Lenihan (University College Dublin Press, 2003) Google Books →
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    T.W. Moody, F.X Martin and F.J. Byrne (eds.) (Oxford University Press, 1976) Google Books →
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    Thomas O'Connor (Palgrave, 2016) Google Books →
  • The Cambridge History Of Ireland Vol II
    Jane Ohlmeyer (ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2018) Google Books →
  • The Treaty of Limerick
    J. G. Simms (Dundalgan Press, 1965) Google Books →
  • The Penal Laws, 1691-1760: Church and State from the Treaty of Limerick to the Accession of George III
    Maureen Wall (Dundalgan Press, 1961) Google Books →

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Hello (First sentence from this episode) Hello. In 1691, the Treaty of Limerick ended the war in Ireland between supporters of James II, a Catholic, on one side and William and Mary, Protestants, on the other.