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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

PATRICK DONA HOE, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

STEREOTYPED AT THE

BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY

TO THE

RT. REV. JOHN BERNARD FITZPATRICK, D.D.,

THIRD BISHOP OF BOSTON,

AS AN INADEQUATE EXPRESSION OF PROFOUND ESTEEM

AND VENERATION,

This Volume

IS VERY RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

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The early Irish Church and State. - The Milesians. - Druidism.

St. Patrick. — The Apostolic Age. - The Danish Invasions. — Brian at Clontarf. — St. Malachi. - The Normans in Ireland. - The War of Races. — Irish Church in the Middle Ages.

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CHAPTER II.

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Henry VIII. of England elected King of Ireland. — Antecedents of this

Election. — The Clergy not consulted. — The Chiefs canvassed individually. - After the Election. — Apostate Bishops. — Confiscation, Sacrilege, and Reformation.

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CHAPTER III.

King Edward and Queen Mary. — Cranmer's Attempts to establish the

Reformation in Ireland. - The first Catholic Insurrection.. Accession of Queen Mary. — Catholic Reaction. - Restoration of the Irish Bishops. — Death of Queen Mary. - State of Parties.

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CHAPTER IV.

The Irish Catholic Strength at the Accession of Elizabeth.– Test

Oaths enacted. — First Catholic Confederacy. - The Insurrection of

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the Desmonds. - Confiscation of Munster. — The First Martyrs. The Ulster Princes. - Second Catholic Confederation. - Alliance with Spain. - Battle of Kinsale.

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Stuarts succeed to the Throne. – Endowment of Trinity College.
Usher and O’Daniel. - Confiscation of Ulster. - .“ Recusant” Party.

- Charles I. — A new Persecution. — Strafford's Viceroyalty. Confiscation of Connaught. The School of Wards. The Solemn League and Covenant. .

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CHAPTER VI.

The Presbyterians and Puritans in Ireland. - Extermination their

Policy. — Ulster. Rising of 1641. — New Catholic Confederacy
founded by Rory O'Moore. — Oath of Confederation. — General
Insurrection. - Catholic Legislation. — Peters and Jerome. Owen
Roe O'Neil. — Ormond. - Cromwell in Ireland. - The Puritan Penal
Laws. — Death of Cromwell.

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BOOK II.

CHAPTER 1.

Restoration of Charles II. - Act of Settlement. - Ormond's Attempt

to Gallicanize the Irish Church. Synod of 1666. — Lord Berkeley's Viceroyalty. - The New Test Act. — “The Popish Plot.” — Martyrdom of Primate Plunkett. Assassination of Count Redmond O'Hanlon.

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CHAPTER II.

Accession of James II. — Talbot, Lord Deputy. — Irish Soldiers in

England. - Invasion of William III. — Irish Parliament of 1686.

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