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The London of the early Stuarts was truly an imperial center. Henry VIII may have made Ireland a kingdom, but James and his son, Charles I, governed over England, Ireland, and Scotland and, thus, over the budding British Empire. The imperial crown demanded religious and cultural uniformity of the entire population, not simply the loyalty of elites. Consequently, it had to defend the legitimacy of its claim to Ireland on ideological as well as political grounds. The Stuarts did, however, enjoy significant support among Irish nobles, some of whom made London their home. Ireland and the Irish would continue to influence the capital into the modern era.




Hollar. The true maner [sic] of the execution of Thomas Earle of Strafford. Etching, between 1641 and 1677
 

Owen Felltham. Resolves: divine, moral, political. London, 1661
 

Mícheál Ó Longáin. Poem to Meg Russell
 

James Howell. Mercurius hibernicus. Bristoll, 1644


James Ussher. A discourse of the religion anciently professed by the Irish and Brittish. London, 1631
 

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Articles of peace, made and concluded with the Irish rebels, and papists. London, 1649

 

Ford. The chronicle historie of Perkin Warbeck. London, 1634
 

Henry Peacham. Minerva Britanna or A garden of heroical devises. London, 1612




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