The Chief Governors: The Rise and Fall of Reform Government in Tudor Ireland 1536-1588 (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)

  • Publish Date: 2002-06-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Ciaran Brady
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This book offers a fundamental critique of conventional views of sixteenth-century Irish history that have stressed the centrality of colonization and military confrontation. It argues that reform rather than conquest was the aim of Tudor policy-makers, but shows that the immense difficulties faced by the reformers in pursuing their objectives forced them to make administrative innovations that ultimately contradicted and undermined their original policy.



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