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Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770





ISBN 9781138663510
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Historians often view early modern Ireland as a testing ground for subsequent British colonial adventures further afield. McGrath argues against this passive view, suggesting that Ireland played an enthusiastic role in the establishment and expansion of the first British Empire. He focuses on two key areas of empire-building: finance and defence.