This book examines the British government's policy towards Ireland during the imperial crisis of 1750-83, focusing on its attempts to reassert control over Ireland's increasingly hostile Protestant parliament and populace. Anglo-Irish relations are placed in a wider imperial framework, taking account of British policy towards its colonies, particularly India and America. This book reassesses the importance of Townshend and constant residency; the impact of the north ministry on Irish policy; the significance of legislative independence; the nature of British party attitudes toward Ireland, and the influence of Irish public opinion.
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Author Biography - Martyn J. Powell
MARTYN J. POWELL is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is author of a number of articles on British Irish History and editorial adviser (history) for the British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies.