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The Discovery and Recovery of Ireland with the Author's Apology

Author: Thomas Lee

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Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber and Ruth MurphyProof corrections by Ruth MurphyManuscript transcribed by John McGurk

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  1. London, British Library, Add. MSS. 33743.
    Secondary literature
  1. E. K. Chambers, Sir Henry Lee: An Elizabethan Portrait (Oxford 1936). Chapter 8 relates to his cousin Tom Lee.
  2. 'Irish costume in two portraits', Irish Sword 3 (1957), 44–46. (One portrait is of Thomas Lee).
  3. James P. Myers, 'Early English Colonial Experiences in Ireland: Captain Thomas Lee and Sir John Davies', Éire-Ireland 23:1 (1988) 8–21.
  4. Hiram Morgan, 'Tom Lee: the posing peacemaker', in: Brendan Bradshaw, Andrew Hadfield & Willy Maley (eds), Representing Ireland: Literature and the origins of conflict, 1534–1660 (Cambridge 1993) 132–165.
  5. Hiram Morgan, Tyrone's Rebellion: The outbreak of the Nine Years War in Tudor Ireland, Royal Historical Society Studies in History 67 (Woodbridge 1993).
  6. Hiram Morgan, 'Hugh O'Neill and the Nine Years' War in Tudor Ireland', The Historical Journal 36 (1993) 21–37.
  7. Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter Stallybrass (eds.), Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (Cambridge 2000) 50–52.
  8. A. L. Rowse, The Expansion of Elizabethan England, (University of Wisconsin Press 2003). See chapter 4, Ireland: colonisation and conquest; esp. 130–134.
  9. R. W. Dudley Edwards, Mary O'Dowd, Sources for Modern Irish History 1534–1641 (Cambridge 2003) 99.
  10. J. J. N. McGurk, DNB entry on 'Lee, Thomas (1551/2–1601)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004.


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Created: by Thomas Lee Date range: 1598-1600.

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Language: [EN] The text is in seventeenth-century English.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases are in Latin.

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