Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 6:00PM
Guildhall

London-Derry Connections: The early years, 1613-1640

Dr Ian Archer

How did the City of London come to be involved in the Irish plantation? How well did the City discharge its obligations as colonial entrepreneurs on behalf of the English crown? Why did Charles I seek to confiscate the City's holdings in the 1630s?
In this lecture Dr Ian Archer, a historian of early modern London, explores the early years of the Londonderry plantation, showing the reluctance with which the Londoners took it on, but suggesting that they made the best of a difficult job. It brings out the challenges of colonial development and shows how the project soured relations between the City and the Stuart crown, the confiscation proving to be a major element in the breakdown of the regime in the 1640s.

This is a part of the 2013 City of London Festival. The other lectures at Gresham College are as follows:
   The Plane Forest
   Poetry of War
   The Tree of Life
   Stravinsky, Britten and the Lure of the Classical Period
   Treaty-Making and International Relations

This is a special lecture to mark the anniversary of the Honourable the Irish Society.
Please note that a number of photographs taken at this event are available to be viewed on the Gresham College Flickr page.

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26 June 2013

London-Derry Connections: The early years, 1613-1640
Dr Ian Archer

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