This enticing 250 page book is the result of painstaking research into the turbulent life of clergy and laity of the (ancient Celtic, catholic and protestant) many faceted Church
of Ireland during political upheavals, the influences of plantation and of ecclesiastical establishment.
Robert Wyse Jackson, onetime lawyer, country clergyman and eventually Bishop of Limerick, had a deep understanding of both rural and urban 17th and 18th century ecclesiastical
society. Here he writes with confidence and uses contemporary quotations to present a true, amusing - even compulsive - read.