Lecture Two: Anglicisation

How Ireland was made English is the subject of the second lecture and will interrogate, under the umbrella of anglicisation, conquest, colonisation, ‘civilisation’, cultivation, and commercialisation. When viewed from the perspective of early modernity what is clear is that anglicising processes did not occur in a linear way, nor was the outcome predestined. On the contrary, what becomes apparent is the haphazard, messy and clumsy nature of the processes surrounding anglicisation and the very real limitations on central power.

The recording of this lecture will appear here www.history.ox.ac.uk/event/the-james-ford-lectures-anglicisation at 17:00 on Friday 29 January. The recording will be available for the whole of Hilary Term for viewing at your convenience.