The Proclamations of Ireland, 1660-1820, part 2

 

Ordering that those presented as tories in counties Meath, Tipperary, Louth, Cork and Limerick surrender to the authorities for punishment, 1703

 

BY THE LORD LIEUTENANT AND COUNCIL, A PROCLAMATION

 

Ormonde

 

Whereas in pursuance of an act of parliament lately passed in this kingdom, intituled, An Act for the better suppressing tories, robbers and Continue reading The Proclamations of Ireland, 1660-1820, part 2

Tories

leo 24jan14In the early eighteenth century state-issued proclomations constantly complain about ‘tories and rapparees’, outlaws and criminals on the run. I came across this great image from artist Eoin Stephens (@eoinstephens) explaining the origin of the term ‘tories’.  Eoin is working on a graphic novel on Cromwell in Ireland. You can see Continue reading Tories