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TO THE

RT. REV. JOHN BERNARD FITZPATRICK, D.D.,

THIRD BISHOP OF BOSTON,

AS AN INADEQUATE EXPRESSION OF PROFOUND ESTEEM

AND VENERATION,

This Volume

IS VERY RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS.

Preface,

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BOOK I.

CHAPTER I.

The early Irish Church and State. - The Milesians. — Druidism. —

St. Patrick. — The Apostolic Age. - The Danish Invasions. - Brian
at Clontarf. St. Malachi. The Normans in Ireland. - The War
of Races. — Irish Church in the Middle Ages.

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CHAPTER II.

Henry VIII. of England elected King of Ireland. - Antecedents of this

Election. — The Clergy not consulted. — The Chiefs canvassed indi-
vidually. — After the Election. — Apostate Bishops. — Confiscation,
Sacrilege, and Reformation.

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CHAPTER III.

King Edward and Queen Mary. — Cranmer's Attempts to establish the

Reformation in Ireland. - The first Catholic Insurrection. — Acces-
sion of Queen Mary. — Catholic Reaction. - Restoration of the
Irish Bishops. — Death of Queen Mary. — State of Parties. .

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CHAPTER IV.

The Irish Catholic Strength at the Accession of Elizabeth. - Test

Oaths enacted. — First Catholic Confederacy. — The Insurrection of

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