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A brief Declaration of the Government of Ireland
Author: Thomas Lee
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File DescriptionJohn Curry
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2. Second draft, revised and corrected.
Extent of text: 18000 words
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- Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS. F. 4. 20, no. 652.
- Oxford Huntington Library Ellesmere MS 1731.
- London, British Library L 34313 no. 2.
- Dublin, National Library of Ireland, 1750.
- Gonville & Caius College Cambridge MS 150, part III
- Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library, MS add. 586, no. 3.
Printed primary sources
- John Lodge (ed.), Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica vol. 1 (1772), 87150.
- John Curry (ed.), An Historical and Critical Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the settlement under King William; with the state of the Irish Catholics, from that settlement to the relaxation of the Popery Laws, in the year 1778. Extracted from parliamentary records, state acts, and other authentic materials. London: Robinson; Murray. 2 volumes 1786: vol 2, Appendix 1 pp 295326. [Reprinted Dublin 1810 in one volume, 587609.]
- E. K. Chambers, Sir Henry Lee: An Elizabethan Portrait (Oxford 1936). Chapter 8 relates to his cousin Tom Lee.
- 'Irish costume in two portraits', Irish Sword 3 (1957), 4446. (One portrait is of Thomas Lee).
- James P. Myers, 'Early English Colonial Experiences in Ireland: Captain Thomas Lee and Sir John Davies', Éire-Ireland 23:1 (1988) 821.
- Hiram Morgan, 'Tom Lee: the posing peacemaker', in: Brendan Bradshaw, Andrew Hadfield & Willy Maley (eds), Representing Ireland: Literature and the origins of conflict, 15341660 (Cambridge 1993) 132165.
- Hiram Morgan, Tyrone's Rebellion: The outbreak of the Nine Years War in Tudor Ireland, Royal Historical Society Studies in History 67 (Woodbridge 1993).
- Hiram Morgan, 'Hugh O'Neill and the Nine Years' War in Tudor Ireland', The Historical Journal 36 (1993) 2137.
- Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter Stallybrass (eds.), Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (Cambridge 2000) 5052.
- A. L. Rowse, The Expansion of Elizabethan England, (University of Wisconsin Press 2003). See chapter 4, Ireland: colonisation and conquest; esp. 130134.
- R. W. Dudley Edwards, Mary O'Dowd, Sources for Modern Irish History 15341641 (Cambridge 2003) 99.
- J. J. N. McGurk, DNB entry on 'Lee, Thomas (1551/21601)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004.
The edition used in the digital edition
- John Curry, A brief Declaration of the Government of Ireland; opening many corruptions in the same; discovering the discontentments of the Irishry; and the causes moving those expected troubles: and shewing means how to establish quietness in that kingdom honourably, to your majesty's profit, without any encrease of charge. in An Historical and Critical Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland [...]. , Dublin, R. Connolly, 70 Thomas St. (Reprint 1810) volume 1page 587609
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Created: by Captain Thomas Lee
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