Masculinity and Martyrdom in the 1641 Irish Rebellion

Friday, January 4, 2019: 2:10 PM
International South (Hilton Chicago)
Joan Redmond, King's College London
During the 1641 Irish rebellion, the Protestant clergy sought to construct the meaning of loyalty through an appeal to a robust Protestant and English masculinity. Based primarily on the 1641 Depositions, this contribution investigates how gendered concepts of martyrdom and suffering, set against a putative Irish barbarism, influenced conceptions of loyalty.