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By Michael McNally

ISBN-10: 184176891X

ISBN-13: 9781841768915

In April 1685, James II ascended the English throne. An overt Catholic, James proved unpopular together with his Protestant matters, and a bunch of nobles invited the Dutch prince William of Orange to take the throne within the wonderful Revolution of 1688; James II fled to France. James back in 1689, a French fleet touchdown him at Kinsale in eire. On 14 June 1690, William led a military to eire and got here face-to-face with the Jacobites alongside the banks of the Boyne close to Drogheda. This ebook describes the occasions that ended in the momentous conflict on 1 July that may make a decision the destiny of the crown of britain.

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SOURCES By the nineteenth century, the sources – particularly archival material – which can be drawn on to construct a picture of the countryside, country life and land management become richer, more detailed and more widespread. Estate records become voluminous, providing extensive records of the minutiae of estate organisation and management. However, there is no doubt that they principally and inevitably depict a one-sided view of society: that of the landowners. There exists in the documentary evidence little detail regarding the tenantry’s opinions and preoccupations, and even less on the subordinate cottars and servants.

To enclose their lands’. 21 However, the ‘winds of improvement’ were already beginning to blow through Nairnshire, driving forward both the desire and the ability to make everything and everyone more productive. This resulted in a profound change of attitude towards pieces of land such as peat mosses; previously well regulated and valuable natural resources, they were now regarded as ‘waste’, with all the connotations of unproductiveness and squandering of a resource associated with the word.

These organisations, Morton contends, were formed in an image of Scotland as a Christian nation, where religion pervaded almost all aspects of personal daily life through patterns of speech, in thoughts and prayers over even the smallest matters, and in motivations of guilt, salvation and the benefits of Providence. In the identity claims of associational culture, there was emphasis on morality, piety and self-help as ideals underpinned by formal and informal religious observance. In part a reaction to the signs of secularisation, in part a means of social discipline, it was adjudged a Christian duty to intervene in the lives of the poorest.

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