The world of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, 1566-1643,
University College Cork,
21st – 22nd June 2013
Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork (1566-1643) was viewed by his contemporaries as a model English planter, who best realised the aims of the Munster Plantation, forging a model English Protestant ‘commonwealth’ on his estates. In his lifetime Boyle was to become the wealthiest subject of kind Charles I. This conference forms part of an Irish Research Council funded research project, to map the extent of his Irish estates. In The World of Richard Boyle scholars from the disciplines of history, archaeology and art history will re-evaluate Boyle’s many contributions to 17th-century Ireland.