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By McGurk, John; Other Mortimer, Rebecca
Tells about the impact of the Nine Years' War on central and local government and society in the English and Welsh shires in the 1590s. This book contains fresh insights into the centrality of Ireland to England's problems in the crucial last decade of Elizabeth I's reign.
By McGurk, John
Docwra was an important military commander in Ulster during the Nine Years War responsible for making the crucial divide between ONeill and ODonnell by his lodgment of garrisons at Derry and along the Foyle and elsewhere in Tyrone and Donegal. His intrusive military regime laid t...he foundations of the early modern city of Derry, thereby preparing the way for the first Jacobean charter in 1604 which in turn paved the way for James Is Plantation of Ulster. Docwra suffered at the hands of contemporaries and historians for not being among the inner circle of Mountjoy, Chichester and Carew, either in the Dublin administration or at the privy council and court in London. His prolific pen became his own worst enemy both during his military campaigns and when it came to seeking rewards for his services to the state. Dr McGurk trains the searchlight of long years of research onto the logistics of how Docwra got an army to settle in garrison on the Foyle and gives many insights into the realitRead more
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