The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland
As Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, James Butler, first duke of Ormond (1610-1688), was a devoted adherent of the king's administration in Ireland and believed that in time the Cromwellian order would collapse. Charles I ordered Ormond to make peace with the Irish at all costs, and even though various treaties were negotiated, it was all to no avail. On the 7th June 1647, after English troops landed, Ormond surrendered Dublin to the English parliament. Clarendon's 'Ireland' volume is a supplement to his History of the Rebellion and Civill Wars in England and Life, and was published posthumously in 1720. It is largely a vindication of Ormond's role in Ireland.