By Thomas M. Truxes
In March 1757 – early within the Seven Years’ warfare – a British privateer intercepted an Irish send, the Two Sisters of Dublin, because it lower back 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, that have been to put undisturbed within the British records 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 place to begin, the 10 essays during this quantity aren't quite a bit "about" the Bordeaux–Dublin letters themselves, yet fairly replicate upon topics, views, and questions embedded in the mail of standard males, ladies, and youngsters bring to an end from domestic by means of conflict. The volume’s creation situates those essays inside a large Atlantic context, permitting the succeeding chapters to discover a variety of subject matters on the leading edge of early-modern British and Irish old scholarship, together with girls within the early-modern global, the implications of battle throughout all sessions in society, the eighteenth-century penal legislation and their influence, and Irish expatriate groups at the eu continent. Leavening those extensive topics with the non-public snapshots of lifestyles supplied through the Bordeaux-Dublin letters, this edited assortment enlarges, complicates, and demanding situations our realizing 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