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Empire and Enterprise: Money, Power and the Adventurers for Irish Land during the British Civil Wars

David Brown

Abstract

This book is about the transformation of England’s trade and government finances in the mid-seventeenth century, a revolution that destroyed Ireland. During the English Civil War a small group of merchants quickly achieved an iron grip over England’s trade, dictated key policies for Ireland and the colonies, and financed parliament’s war against Charles I. These merchants were the Adventurers for Irish land, who, in 1642, raised £250,000 to send a conquering army to Ireland but sent it instead to fight for parliament in England. The Adventurers elected a committee to represent their interests ... More

Keywords: Irish history, British history, Colonialism, Empire; Finance, Cromwell, English Civil War, Caribbean, Merchants, Slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526131997
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526132000

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Brown, author
Trinity College Dublin