Spenserian tracts

'A Brief Discourse of Ireland' and 'The Supplication of the Blood of the English' from the Munster revolt of 1598

By Hiram Morgan

Spenserian tracts
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  • ISBN: 9781526156433
  • Publish Date: Aug 2025
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5643-3
    • Pages: 272
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: August 2025
    • Series: The Manchester Spenser


    Morgan's study of key texts situating Edmund Spenser and the plantation in Munster in the late 1590s reveals not only a hatred and abiding fear of the Catholic Irish but also disturbing tensions with the state in England including the Queen herself. In doing so, he has combined traditional historical and literary methods with stylometric document testing to reveal the authorship of these controversial contemporary tracts. Overall this insightful book reimagines the English colonial mentality of the period by examining its underbelly of anonymous texts.


    A Brief Discourse of Ireland
    The Supplication of the Blood of the English


    Hiram Morgan is Senior Lecturer in History at University College Cork

    Spenserian tracts

    By Hiram Morgan

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