This book assesses the service of Henri de Ruvigny, later earl of Galway, in France until the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685, his central role in transforming Ireland in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution, and his service of the British monarchy as administrator, military commander and diplomat. The analysis rests on underutilized sources in French, shedding light on a hitherto overlooked civil servant in this crucial period of Irish and British history, wrought with constitutional crises, but also on the Protestant International and the lesser-known fronts of the war of 1689-1697.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Ruvignys in the Service of Louis XIV, 1627-1685 2. Leading the Protestant International 3. War and Diplomacy in Northern Italy, 1693-1696 4. Government and Parliament in Ireland, 1697 5. Community of Culture vs. Community of Interest: Linen and Wool, 1697-1699 6. Galway and the Army in Ireland 7. A Tangled Alliance: The Iberian Peninsula, 1702-1713 8. Settling Scores: Galway’s Censure and the Pamphlet War, 1710-1711 9. Politics and Security in Ireland, 1715-1717. Conclusion
Marie M. Léoutre has worked at the Manuscripts Department of the National Library of Ireland, as a Researcher for the Irish Government’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation and is now a Research Assistant for Marsh’s Library in Dublin.