This lecture From the 1641 Rising to the Restoration is the second in a six-part series exploring Irish history from the Plantation of Ulster to Partition, organised to mark the 250th anniversary of Armagh Robinson Library, Northern Ireland’s oldest public library.

It covers the period from the 1641 Rising to the Restoration of the monarchy under Charles II in 1660. The speaker, Dr Robert Armstrong, is an historian based at Trinity College Dublin. His specialism is the religious and political history of the seventeenth century, particularly the wars in Ireland and Britain in the 1640s.

The lecture was organised by Armagh Robinson Library, working in collaboration with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and part-financed by the NI Executive Office.

The Library is also grateful for support from the Northern Ireland Museums Council through its ‘Museums Connect’ programme. The first lecture in the series focused on The Establishment of Ulster’s Plantation Towns.