The colonial landscapes of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, c.1602-1643

Author(s): Colin Rynne

Year: 2013


This an interdisciplinary (history/archaeology) study of the colonial landscapes created by Richard Boyle (1566-1643), the 1st Earl of Cork, in 17th -century Munster, Ireland. Viewed by his contemporaries and by subsequent scholars as an exemplary English planter who, above all his contemporaries, best realised the aims of the Munster Plantation by forging a model English Protestant ‘commonwealth’ on his estates, this study will examine - and question - the extent of his achievement. Utilising surviving collections of his estate papers, and employing extensive archaeological survey, his estate’s development and the plantation landscapes he created will be comprehensively mapped and its tenant population reconstructed and profiled.

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The colonial landscapes of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, c.1602-1643. Colin Rynne. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428303)


Temporal Keywords
Early modern Ireland

Spatial Coverage

min long: -10.463; min lat: 51.446 ; max long: -6.013; max lat: 55.38 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 544