'an eloquent testimony to the state of eighteenth-century Irish
historiography c1970 and to the generation that did much to reshape
' handsomely produced ... The credentials of its authors can hardly be questioned: On the contrary, the team assembled here can fairly claim a great part of the credit for having laid the twentieth-century foundations for the study of Irish history in this period'
The Irish Review
'Like its predecessors, Volume IV is a handsome tome: printed and produced to the usual high standard of the Clarendon Press ... it is a major work on eighteenth-century Irish history and the most comprehensive attempt at a large single-volume consideration of this vital period'
James Kelly, Parliamentary History