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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
RT. REV. JOHN BERNARD FITZPATRICK, D.D.,
THIRD BISHOP OF BOSTON,
AS AN INADEQUATE EXPRESSION OF PROFOUND ESTEEM
IS VERY RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
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.
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.
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.
The Irish Catholic Strength at the Accession of Elizabeth.– Test
Oaths enacted. — First Catholic Confederacy. - The Insurrection of
the Desmonds. - Confiscation of Munster. — The First Martyrs. The Ulster Princes. - Second Catholic Confederation. - Alliance with Spain. - Battle of Kinsale.
Stuarts succeed to the Throne. – Endowment of Trinity College.
- Charles I. — A new Persecution. — Strafford's Viceroyalty. Confiscation of Connaught. The School of Wards. The Solemn League and Covenant. .
The Presbyterians and Puritans in Ireland. - Extermination their
Policy. — Ulster. Rising of 1641. — New Catholic Confederacy
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.
Accession of James II. — Talbot, Lord Deputy. — Irish Soldiers in
England. - Invasion of William III. — Irish Parliament of 1686.