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Sources, Suggested Additional Reading and Credits


  • Ashley, Maurice, General Monck, (Rowman and Littlefield, New Jersey, 1977)
  • Bennet, Martyn, The Civil Wars in Britain and Ireland 1638-1651, (Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, 1997)
  • Clarke, Aidan, The Old English In Ireland, 1625-42, (McGibbon and Kee, London, 1966)
  • Cronne, H.A., et. al., ed, Essays in British and Irish History, (Frederick Muller, Ltd., London, 1949)
  • Furgol, Edward M., A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies, 1639-1651, (John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh, 1990)
  • Gillespie, Raymond, Colonial Ulster, The Settlement of East Ulster, 1600-1641, ( Cork University Press, Cork, 1985)
  • Harrison, John, The Scot in Ulster, (William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1888)
  • Kenyon, John and Ohlmeyer, ed., The Civil Wars, A Military History of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1638-1660, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998)
  • Lenihan, Padriag, Confederate Catholics at War, 1641-49, (Cork University Press, Cork, 2001)
  • MacCuarta, Brian, SJ, ed., Ulster 1641, Aspects of the Rising, (Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast, 1993)
  • McKenny, Kevin, The Lagan Army in Ireland, 1640-1685, (Fourcourts Press, Dublin, 2005)
  • O’Dowd, Mary, A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800, (Pearson Education, Ltd., Harlow, UK, 2005)
  • Ohlmeyer, Jane N. ed., Ireland From Independence to Occupation 1641-1660, (Cambridge University Press, UK, 1995)
  • Perceval-Maxwell, M., The Scottish Migration to Ulster in the Reign of James I, (Ulster Historical Foundation, Ireland, 1999)
  • Perceval-Maxwell, M., The Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641, (McGill-Queens University Press, Canada, 1994)
  • Reid, Stuart and Turner, Graham, Scots Armies of the English Civil War, (Osprey Publishing, Ltd., Oxford, 1999)
  • Reid, Stuart, Scots Armies of the 17 th Century 1: The Army of the Covenant, 1639-51, (Partizan Press, Essex, 2001)
  • Reid, Stuart, Scots Armies of the 17 th Century 2: Scots Colors, (Partizan Press, Essex, 2001)
  • Ryder, Ian, An English Army for Ireland, (Partizan Press, Essex, 1987)
  • Stevenson, David, Scottish Covenanters and Irish Confederates, (Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast 1981)
  • Stevenson, David, Highland Warrior, Alasdair MacColla and the Civil Wars,( The Saltire Society, Edinburgh, 1980)
  • Wedgewood, C.V., Thomas Wentworth, First Earl of Strafford, 1593-1641,( Pheonix Press, London, 1961)


Suggested Additional Reading

  • Canny, Nicholas, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001)
  • Ellis, Steven G., Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, (Longman, UK, 1998)
  • Gardiner, S.R., History of the Great Civil War, (Volumes 1-4, Longman Green and Co., London, 1888)
  • Reid, Stuart and Turner, Graham, Scots Armies of the English Civil War, (Osprey Publishing, Ltd., Oxford, 1999)
  • Wiggins, Kenneth, Anatomy of a Siege, King Johns Castle, Limerick 1642, (Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, 2001)
  • Wheeler, James Scott, The Irish and British Wars, 1637-1653, (Routledge Press, London, 2002)
  • Young, John R, ed., Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars, (John Donald Publishers, LTD. Edinburgh, 1997)


"I have been having great fun working on the attached for about 6 months and thought perhaps you might want it for the website.  I wrote it in an effort to sort out the furball that is Ireland during the Great Rebellion before Cromwell trashes the place. 
   Thanks for Scotwars."

Lee Offen
Gunns Company, MacKays Regiment, 1624-34 
1st Captain's Company, Dumbarton's Regiment, 1660-85 

Lee Offen is a retired Major, US Army formerly of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment as well as a past Instructor of Military History at Georgetown University.  A big thanks for this contribution to ScotWars - Rab  


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