Great Britain: Foreign Policy and the Span of Empire, 1689-1971: A Documentary History - Vol. 2

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THE CONQUEST OF IRELAND

Treaty of Limerick Signed in the
Aftermath of the Capture of Limerick
by the English Armies,
3 October 1691*

I. The Civil Articles

In consideration of the surrender of the city of Limerick, and other agreements, made between the said Lieutenant General Ginckle, the governor of the city of Limerick, and the general of the Irish army, bearing date with these presents, for the surrender of the said city, and submission of the said army; it is agreed, that,

Art.I

The Roman catholicks of this kingdom shall enjoy such privileges in their exercise of their religion, as are consistent with the laws of Ireland; or as they did enjoy in the reign of King Charles the Second. And their majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a parliament, in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman catholicks such farther security, in that particular, as may preserve them from any disturbance, upon the account of their said religion.

Art. II

All the inhabitants, or residents of Limerick, or any other garison, now in possession of the Irish, and all officers and soldiers, now in arms, under any commission of King lames, or those authorised to grant the same in the several counties of Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Cork, and Mayo, or in any of them; and all the commissioned officers in their majesties quarters, that belong to the Irish regiments now in being, that are treated with, and who are not prisoners of war, or have taken protection, and who shall return and submit to their majesties obedience, their and every of their heirs shall hold, possess, and enjoy all and every their estates of freehold, and inheritance; and all the right, title, and interest, privileges, and immunities, which they, and every or any of them, held, enjoyed, or were rightfully and lawfully intitled to, in the reign of King Charles the Second, or at any time since, by the laws and statutes that were in force in the said reign of King Charles the Second, and shall be put in possession, by order of the government, of such of them, as are in the king’s hands, or the hands of their tenants, without being put to any suit or trouble therein; and all such estates shall be freed and discharged from all arrears of crown-rents, quit-rents, and other publick charges incurred and become due,

*Harleian Miscellany, X, 141–49.

-1473-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Rearmament Question 875
  • Policy of Appeasement 946
  • Failure of Appeasement and the Outbreak of War 1044
  • World War II and Postwar Problems - 1940-Present 1081
  • Churchill Becomes Prime Minister 1086
  • Winning the War 1113
  • The Postwar Settlement 1192
  • The Cold War 1217
  • Policy toward Asia 1287
  • Nuclear and Defense Policies 1326
  • Britain and the Common Market 1390
  • Ireland 1467
  • The Conquest of Ireland 1473
  • Removal of Economic Restrictions 1490
  • Union with Great Britain 1515
  • Movement for Repeal of the Union 1527
  • Domestic Reforms 1554
  • Irish Peasantry and the Land Problem 1629
  • Young Ireland Movement 1744
  • Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland 1749
  • Home Rule Movement 1784
  • Partition of Ireland 1843
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