Ireland in the Virginian Sea
Colonialism in the British Atlantic
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The University of North Carolina Press
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Title Page, Copyright Page
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Intorduction: Ireland and the Virginian Sea
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“I had rather labour with my hands in the plantation of Ulster,” declared Sir Arthur Chichester, accomplished military man and Lord Deputy of Ireland, “than dance or play in that of Virginia.” Chichester’s 1610 statement references the contemporary entanglement of two of England’s colonial...
Chapter One: Toward a Colonial Ireland? The Sixteenth Century
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The idea of Ireland as a testing ground for Elizabeth’s New World colonial adventures hinges upon the sixteenth-century actions of the English in Ireland and their changing attitudes toward their western neighbor. In the wake of the Reformation, recalcitrant Catholic Ireland served...
Chapter Two: Across the Virginian Sea: Contact and Encounter
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Following the cessation of the sixteen-year-long Anglo-Spanish War and the concomitant end of armed conflict in Ireland in the wake of Hugh O’Neill’s 1603 submission, England once again began focusing upon the territories of the New World. Spurred by the 1598 publication of the...
Chapter Three: Laboring in the Fields of Ulster
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The twenty-year period between the establishment of the last ill-fated colony at Roanoke in 1587 and the successful foothold gained by England at Jamestown in 1607 saw England’s efforts to control Ireland devolve into outright warfare, ultimately delivering political control to the...
Chapter Four: Creating Colonial Virginia
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Nine months before the September 1607 Flight of the Earls provided individuals like Sir Arthur Chichester, Sir John Davies, and Sir Thomas Phillips with the opportunity to compile their varying designs for the plantation of Ulster, three small ships set sail from London charged with...
Conclusion: Convergence and Divergence: Ireland and America
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Fynes Moryson was both correct and incorrect in situating Ireland in the Virginian Sea. He knew that his readership would be familiar, and perhaps even directly involved, in New World expansion. As the quintessential traveler, known for his chronicles of Turkey, Bohemia, Poland, and Germany...
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Page Count: 408
Illustrations: 33 halftones
Publication Year: 2013