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CONTESTING HISTORY OPPOSING VOICES 6: Women and War, 1550-1660.

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2 CONTESTING HISTORY OPPOSING VOICES 6: Women and War,

3 Women and War, : The Kildare Rebellion 1534: The Kildare Rebellion 1556: Plantation in Counties Laois and Offaly 1556: Plantation in Counties Laois and Offaly 1569: Butler Revolt 1569: Butler Revolt : The Desmond Rebellion : The Desmond Rebellion 1580: The Baltinglass Rebellion 1580: The Baltinglass Rebellion 1586: The Munster Plantations 1586: The Munster Plantations : Nine Years War : Nine Years War 1607: Flight of the Earls 1607: Flight of the Earls 1608: Rebellion of Sir Cahir O’Doherty 1608: Rebellion of Sir Cahir O’Doherty 1610: The Plantation of Ulster 1610: The Plantation of Ulster 1641: Outbreak of Rebellion in Ireland 1641: Outbreak of Rebellion in Ireland 1652: Final Parliamentarian victory in Ireland 1652: Final Parliamentarian victory in Ireland

4 Women and War, New opportunities provided by War Local Arena Work and Services Women take on traditional male roles Representation among Settlers and English: Devilish Viragos Amazons Preservers of Catholicism Settlers and Emigrants? The Nobility, the Middling Sort, and Peasants Women and the Law

5 Women and War, Further Reading: Mary Cullen, ‘History women and history men – the politics of women’s history’, in Daltun Ó Ceallaigh (ed.), Reconsiderations of Irish history and culture: selected papers from the Desmond Greaves summer school, (Dublin, 1994) (Dublin, 2005) Bernadette Whelan, “ ‘The Weaker Vessel”? The impact of warfare on women in seventeenth-century Ireland’ in Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless (eds), Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women, 4: Victims or Viragos? (Dublin, 2005)


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