Froud

Froude publishes-‘ English in Ireland in the 18th Centaury:’ -1872+1874
Lecky publishes – ‘ History of Ireland in the 18th Centaury:’ – 1892

These publications were not really historical but topical.(because 18th c Ireland had an impact on 19th century due to home rule.

FROUDE.

Born – 23/4/1818

Father was a magistrate and landowner, Parson and archdeacon.
Reasons for writing his work was. “ to explore the folly of Gladstone’s policy”. Frodes Irish history is in 3 substantial volumes but his approach is easily to summarise since he makes it so clear in his opening pages. He declares at the very outset that the Irish, by which he understands the sum total of the ...

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the fatal policy of concession, that is, of humouring the Celts and colonists who had become assimilated to them, taking them seriously and of trying to impart to them institutions such as parliament. “ England error was to treat the Irish as equals instead of inferior” (Froude-Anne Wyatt).

Froude suggests that there was only one period in Irish history when England governed Ireland well and that was under Cromwell. According to Froude, Cromwell achieved this through:
• Destruction
• Conquest of the Celts
• Confisctiation of their land
• Suppression of their Religion
• Abolition of the Anglo-Irish parliament
• Complete destruction of Irish identity ( whether Celt or Anglo- Irish)
• Suppression of what is Irish and cultivating what is English

Froude states that successive English governments found themselves incapable of following these simple rules. In fact the bulk of Froude’s volumes consist of a commentary on England’s failure to govern Ireland. ...

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heiresses by catholic hooligans, and the constitution of 1782 as manifestations of these ‘Irish ideas,’ and they were endemic disorder!!!
Writing on these events as an 18th C historian drew nothing from Froude but contempt, he argues that although the Irish were incapable of self-government, this was due to the English misgovernment.
The author saw the Irish patriots of the 1760’s nothing more than “self-seekers,” who disregarded Irelands welfare, to make way for his own wealth and distinctions by championing Irelands wrongs. However, he excludes Gratton from this general censure of patriots with a firm declaration that he alone is incorruptible. Although this is true Froude also does ...

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