‘Profits and Patriotism: Nicholas Weston, Old English Merchants, and Ireland’s Nine Years War, 1594-1603’

Canning, Ruth A. (2016) ‘Profits and Patriotism: Nicholas Weston, Old English Merchants, and Ireland’s Nine Years War, 1594-1603’. Irish Economic and Social History, 43 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 0332-4893

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Abstract

Through an examination of the wartime experiences of Nicholas Weston, an Old English merchant, this manuscript explores the role of Ireland’s mercantile community during the Nine Years War. While the war’s impact on the noble classes has been commented upon, Ireland’s urban populations, and particularly the mercantile community, have received very little attention. It has long been accepted that the Irish towns remained outwardly loyal to the English crown throughout this conflict; but, as centers of commerce and trade, these towns were also vital for the survival of the Irish Catholic rebellion. Thus, by focusing on Weston, this manuscript addresses some of the challenges faced by urban merchants during this war, as well as the factors which helped determine their actions and shape their sense of allegiance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version of which is published in the Sage Publications journal Irish Economic and Social History
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Ruth Canning
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 15:09
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 08:56
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2611

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