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`Black Bob' Craufurd and Ireland, 1798--1804

Durey, M.J. (2009) `Black Bob' Craufurd and Ireland, 1798--1804. War in History, 16 (2). pp. 133-156.

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This article represents a reassessment of Robert Craufurd, focusing on his role as a soldier-politician concerned with the position of Ireland in the wider empire during the era of the Act of Union. It explains the impact Irish conditions had on his political thought and explores how he used his new awareness while an MP not only to support his military defence policy, but also to promote a reform programme for Ireland, even though his military career was threatened as a consequence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Sage Publications
Copyright: 2009 Sage Publications
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