Earl of Clarendon [Edward Hyde]

Life
1609-74; Historical Narrative of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (1702-04); also 8 vol. Clarendon Press edn. of 1826; true text ed. W. D. Macray, 6 vols. (1888); the History is a composite work, containing writings of different periods and circumstances, and biographies of Godolphn, Laud, and Strafford; Clarendon wrote a history of the Irish rebellion, ‘of lesser interest,’ published 1721; bibl., see selections from Clarendon, ed. H. Trevor-Roper (1955). ODNB.

 

Works
The History of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641
, 3 vols. (Oxford: at the Theater 1707, 1703, 1704) [Copy in Marsh’s Library holds manuscript annotations by Jonathan Swift.]

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Criticism
The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, 3 vols. [1st edn.] (Dublin 1760 [1759]) [Bradshaw 1541]

 

References
Dictionary of National Biography, 1st Earl of Clarendon, 1609-1674; the great Royalist historian, he accompanied Cottington to obtain help from Spain and negotiate alliance between Ormonde and O’Neill for recovery of Ireland, 1649-1650; ‘a consistent upholder of constitutional monarchy, he refused to recognise the altered conditions of the civil war.

Historical Narrative of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, 8 vol. [Clarendon Press edn.] (Leeds: Slocomb & Simm 1826), ed. by Bulkeley Bandinel, Bodleian Librarian, the first corr. and comp.; incl. suppressed passages and Bishop Warburton’s notes. [Hyland 219]. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland, with the True State and Conditions of that Kingdom before the Year 1640; and the Most Material Passages ... &c. (London: Wilford 1720), 382pp., fp. port. [Cathach 1996-97]

Belfast Central holds The History of The Rebellion and Civil wars in Ireland (1721); State letter and his Lordship’s Diary for 1687-1690, 2 vols. (1765).

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