Catholicism in a Protestant Kingdom

A Study of the Irish Ancien Régime

  • Authors
  • C. D. A. Leighton

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 3-19
    3. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 20-41
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 67-85
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 89-111
    3. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 112-127
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 131-144
    3. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 145-156
    4. C. D. A. Leighton
      Pages 157-160
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-218

About this book


Escaping from narrative history, this book takes a deep look at the Catholic question in eighteenth-century Ireland. It asks how people thought about Catholicism, Protestantism and their society, in order to reassess the content and importance of the religious conflict. In doing this, Dr Cadoc Leighton provides a study of very wide appeal, which offers new and thought-provoking ways of looking not only at the eighteenth century but at modern Irish history in general. It also places Ireland clearly within the mainstream of European historical developments.


eighteenth century Europe history kingdom protestantism

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