aventinus varia Nr. 34 [06.07.2012]: The Penal Laws and the Catholic Clergy

July 6th, 2012 | von Andreas C. Hofmann |

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Following the Williamite War (1689-91), a series of penal laws against the Roman Catholic majority was enacted in Ireland. They were directed both against clergy and laity, and their reverberations could be felt well into the 18th century. However, there is no general historiographic agreement on their range and implementation

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