By Thomas M. Truxes
In March 1757 – early within the Seven Years’ battle – a British privateer intercepted an Irish send, the Two Sisters of Dublin, because it again domestic from Bordeaux with a shipment of wine and French luxurious items. among the shipment seized have been one hundred twenty five letters from participants of the Irish expatriate group, which have been to put undisturbed within the British files for the subsequent 250 years.
Re-discovered in 2011 by way of Dr. Truxes, this cache of (mostly unopened) letters presents a colourful, intimate, and revealing glimpse into the lives of normal humans stuck up in momentous occasions.
Taking this correspondence (published via the British Academy in 2013) as a shared start line, the 10 essays during this quantity should not lots "about" the Bordeaux–Dublin letters themselves, yet really mirror upon topics, views, and questions embedded in the mail of normal males, girls, and kids bring to an end from domestic by way of warfare. The volume’s creation situates those essays inside a wide Atlantic context, permitting the succeeding chapters to discover various issues on the leading edge of early-modern British and Irish historic scholarship, together with ladies within the early-modern global, the implications of warfare throughout all periods in society, the eighteenth-century penal legislation and their effect, and Irish expatriate groups at the ecu continent. Leavening those large topics with the private snapshots of lifestyles supplied via the Bordeaux-Dublin letters, this edited assortment enlarges, complicates, and demanding situations our figuring out of the mid-eighteenth-century Atlantic world.
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Ireland, France, and the Atlantic in a Time of War: Reflections on the Bordeaux–Dublin Letters, 1757 by Thomas M. Truxes