British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland by Ciaran Brady (Editor), Jane Ohlmeyer (Editor)

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Contemporary commentators repeatedly highlighted the very real links of kinship that united Irish society on the eve of the rebellion. Or, in the words of Sir John Temple, Irish society formed ‘one body, knit and compacted together with all those bonds and ligatures of Friendship, Alliance, and Consanguinity as might make up a constant and perpetual union between them’, Sir John Temple, The Irish Rebellion . . (London, 1679), pp. 27–8. Little, ‘Geraldine ambitions’; Canny, The Upstart Earl, p.

26 But it has not always been recognised that the same forces were at work upon the forebears of this community, even at the time of their greatest advances. At one level, Richard Boyle, the ‘upstart’ earl of Cork, represents a classic example of a ‘man on the make’ who combined public service with private gain. 27 Yet his spectacular successes can, at least in part, be attributed to his willingness to make a series of compromises as he negotiated and then renegotiated his position at the local, provincial and national levels.

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