The Adventurers

1642-1662

The 'Adventurers' was a name given to a group of wealthy investors who contributed money to finance the raising of troops to put down the Irish Rebellion of 1642. Together these Adbenturers raised over £1,000,000 to fund the army, an astonishing sum for the times. In reward for their contribution, the Adventurers were rewarded with a grant of over 2.5 million acres of land in Ireland, confiscated from the Irish rebels. The ownership of these lands were confirmed in 1652 after Cromwell's successful invasion of Ireland, and again in 1662 by Charles II, following the Restoration of the English monarchy.

Time period(s): Stuart


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This political and religious manifesto of 1638 was signed by those opposed to Charles I's religious policy in Scotland



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Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn, was executed only 11 days previously.

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This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346



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