Academics and students interested in the Anglo-Irish relationship in the early modern period; general readers interested in a book about the man second only to Queen Elizabeth in importance to the development of the Tudor state in the second half of the sixteenth century.
Christopher Maginn, Associate Professor of History, Fordam University, New York
Dr Christopher Maginn received his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has published extensively on the history of early modern Ireland and Britain. He is currently Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham University in New York.
"This careful study will become the last word on Elizabethan policy in Ireland." - D.R. Bisson, CHOICE
"... anyone wishing to understand William Cecil, English imperialism, or the history of Ireland could do no better than to begin with William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State." - Scott E. Hendrix, Sixteenth Century Journal
PART I: A DEEPENING ASSOCIATION
1: The Tudor Lordship of Ireland, 1520
2: The Tudor Kingdom of Ireland, 1550
PART II: IRELAND MATTERS
3: Correspondence and Points of Contact
4: Government and Policy
6: The Irish
PART III: BURGHLEY'S IRELAND
8: The Kingdom of Ireland, 1598
9: 'A carefull father for this poore realm'
Conclusion: William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State