Further Reading on the Depositions and their contexts

19th Century Study of the Depositions

Mary Hickson (ed.), Ireland in the Seventeenth Century: or, the Irish Massacres of 1641-2; their Causes and Results (2 vols., London, 1884).

Robert Dunlop, ‘The depositions relating to the Irish massacres of 1641’, English Historical Review, vol. 1 (1886), pp 740-44.

Mary Hickson, ‘The depositions relating to the Irish massacres of 1641’, English Historical Review, vol. 2 (1887), pp 133-7.

Robert Dunlop, ‘The forged commission of 1641’, English Historical Review, vol. 2 (1887), pp 527-33.

Modern Studies of the Depositions

Aidan Clarke, ‘The 1641 depositions’ in Peter Fox (ed.), Treasures of the Library, Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, 1986) pp 111-22.

Patrick Corish, ‘The rising of 1641 and the confederacy, 1641-5’, in T.W. Moody, F.X. Martin and F.J. Byrne (eds), A New History of Ireland, iii: Early Modern Ireland, 1534-1691, (1976, 1991), pp 289-316

Nicholas Canny, ‘The 1641 depositions as a source for the writing of social history: county Cork as a case study’ in Patrick O’Flanagan and Cornelius Buttimer (eds), Cork: History and Society (Dublin, 1993), pp 249-308.

Jane Ohlmeyer, ‘Anatomy of plantation: the 1641 depositions’, History Ireland, vol. 17, no. 6 (2009), pp 54-56

Background to the Rebellion

Aidan Clarke, ‘The genesis of the Ulster rising’, in Peter Roebuck (ed.), Plantation to Partition (Belfast, 1981), pp 29-45

Jane Ohlmeyer (ed.), Ireland from Independence to Occupation 1641-1660 (Cambridge, 1995), esp chs 1 and 2.

Brian Mac Cuarta (ed.), Ulster, 1641: Aspects of the Rising (Belfast, 1993).

Raymond Gillespie, 'The end of an era: Ulster and the outbreak of the 1641 rising', in Ciarán Brady and Raymond Gillespie (eds), Natives and Newcomers (Dublin, 1986), 191-214, 235-7.

Michael Perceval-Maxwell, The Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 (Montreal, 1994).

Examples of Detailed work on Specific Areas

Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650 (Oxford, 2001), chs 5-8.

Michael Perceval-Maxwell, 'The Ulster rising of 1641, and the depositions', Irish Historical Studies, vol. 21 (1978), pp 144-67.

David Edwards, Pádraig Lenihan and Clodagh Tait (eds), Age of Atrocity: Violence and Political Conflict in Early Modern Ireland (Dublin, 2007), chs 7-11.

Andrea Knox, ‘Testimonies to history: reassessing women’s involvement in the 1641 rising’ in Louise Ryan and Margaret Ward (eds), Irish Women and Nationalism: Soldiers, New Women and Old Hags (Dublin, 2004), pp 14-29

Irish Reactions

Micheál Ó Siochrú, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649: a Constitutional and Political Analysis (Dublin, 1998)

Micheál Ó Siochrú (ed.), Kingdoms in crisis: Ireland in the 1640s (Dublin, 2001)

Pádraig Lenihan, Confederate Catholics at War 1642-49 (Cork, 2001)

Jane Ohlmeyer, Civil War and Restoration in the Three Stuart kingdoms: the Career of Randal MacDonnell, Marquis of Antrim, 1609-1683 (Cambridge, 1993).

Robert Armstrong, Protestant War : the 'British' of Ireland and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (Manchester, 2005).

Reporting the Rebellion and (mis)use of

the Depositions

Joseph Cope, England and the 1641 Irish Rebellion (Woodbridge, 2009).

David O’Hara, English Newsbooks and the Irish Rebellion, 1641-1649 (Dublin, 2006).

Ethan Shagan, ‘Constructing discord: ideology, propaganda, and English responses to the Irish Rebellion of 1641’, Journal of British Studies, vol 36 (1997), pp 4-34.

Kathleen Noonan, "The cruell pressure of an enraged, barbarous people": Irish and English identity in seventeenth-century policy and propaganda’, Historical Journal, vol. 41 (1998), pp 151-77;

Kathleen Noonan, ‘"Martyrs in Flames" : Sir John Temple and the conception of the Irish in English martyrologies’, Albion, vol. 26 (2004), pp 223-55.