The Liberty Tree
Dr Andrew Noble (Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow)
A review of 
Murray Armstrong, The Liberty Tree: The stirring story of Thomas Muir and Scotland’s 
first fight for democracy. 
(Edinburgh: Word Power Books, 2014). ISBN: 978­0­9927­3922­5, paperback, 552 pp;  £12.99.

Ireland’s Harp
Carly Hegenbarth (University of Birmingham)
A review of
Mary Louise O’Donnell, Ireland’s Harp: The Shaping of Irish Identity c.1770-1880
(Dublin, University College Dublin Press, 2014). ISBN: 978-1-906359-86-7, paperback, x+162 pp, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (some colour), £28.00.

Irish Aristocratic Life
Sheena L. Hogan (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Terence Dooley, Patrick Cosgrove, Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds) Aspects of Irish Aristocratic Life. Essays on the Fitzgeralds and Carton House.
(University College Dublin Press, 2014) ISBN 1906359717, 9781906359713, Hardback, xix, 220 pp; £ 48.

Consumption and Culture
Mary Raines (University College Cork)
A review of
Susan Flavin, Consumption and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Ireland
(Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2014) ISBN, 978-1-84383-950-7, hardback, xvi+303, £65.00.  

Contextualising the Ulster Plantation
Ruth A. Canning (University College Cork)
A Review of
Éamonn Ó Ciardha & Micheál Ó Siochrú (eds) The Plantation of Ulster: Ideology and Practice.
(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012) ISBN 978-0-7190-8608-3, Hardback, 304pp; £70.

In Search of the Child
Clíona Ó Gallchoir (University College Cork)
A review of
Maria Luddy and James M. Smith, eds., Children, Childhood and Irish Society, 1500 to the Present
(Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014). ISBN 9781-84682-525-5, hardback, 448pp; £47.

Mercenaries, Merchants and Monks
Tom McInally (University of Aberdeen)
A Review of
David Worthington, British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c. 1560-1688
(Ashgate Press, 2012), ISBN 978-0-7546-6342-3, Hardback, xxii+232pp; £74