By the Lords Justices and Council. W. Parsons. John Borlace.
Letterpress broadside proclamation on watermarked laid paper, sheet 300 x 190mm. 11¾ x 7½". Tatty and chipped extremities, foxing and staining.
Reprint of a declaration first issued at Dublin on 29th October 1641, explanatory of the meaning of the term Irish Papists in a former proclamation concerning the rebellion. The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an attempted coup d'état by Irish Catholic gentry, but developed into inter communal violence between native Irish and English and Scottish Protestant settlers, starting a conflict known as the Irish Confederate Wars. The rising was sparked by Catholic fears of an impending invasion of Ireland by anti-Catholic forces of the English Long Parliament and the Scottish Covenanters. In turn, the rebels' suspected association with Charles I, exacerbated the situation leading up to, and ultimately resulting in, the start of the English Civil War. The Irish rebellion broke out in October 1641 and was followed by several months of violent chaos in Ireland. A fascinating broadside, with revealing insights into Irish politics and relations with Britain; published in the context of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, also known as the United Irishmen Rebellion, an uprising in 1798 lasting several months, against British rule.
British Library: 001814442.
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