The State of The Protestants of Ireland under the late King James's Government. In which their Carriage toward him is justified, and the absolute Necessity of their endeavoring to be freed from his Government, and of submitting to their present Majesties is demonstrated. With an Appendix of Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Letters & original Papers &c.

Dublin. Printed by S. Powell for George Risk, George Ewing & William Smith. Hardcover. 1730. 8vo. 20cm, [xviii],270,124p., in contemporary full calf, raised bands, original leather label, gilt titles, rubbed and worn, upper hinge cracked, internally tight and clean ". often read as an anti-Catholic polemic. But its real purpose was to justify the extreme step of having withdrawn allegiance from a legitimate monarch, on the grounds that the position Irish Protestants had been placed in had left them no other choice. King in fact voted against most of the penal laws introduced later 1691, and strongly condemned the incomplete ratification of the treaty of Limerick. On the other hand, he strongly opposed concession of kind to Presbyterians." Connolly. Oxford Companion Irish History. Item #5949

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