This collection of documents relating to the Irish rebellion and Civil War, 1642-46, has been edited from the Rawlinson MS B 507 in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. There is reason to believe that the collection was originally complied by Arthur Annesley, 1st earl of Anglesey, and was part of the material which went on to become his manuscript “History of the Late Commotions and Troubles in Ireland”, a work now apparently lost.
Although this edition contains mostly documents regarding Ulster and Munster it has a wide range in addition to this including letters relating to affairs in Connacht and letters from the Lords Justices and Council to the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland. The majority of the documents relate to the year 1642; but there are others of considerable historical value relating to 1645 and 1646.
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