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  • Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court
  • Dewey Decimal Number: 929.2 ROUL
  • No. of Copies: 2
  • Author: William Roulston
  • Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Edition:
  • Publisher City: Belfast
  • No. of Pages: 329
  • ISBN: 9781909556225
  • Format: Hardcover
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Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court is a lavishly illustrated book which tells the absorbing story of one of the most remarkable families in British and Irish history from its rise to prominence in late fifteenth century Scotland through to its role today in Northern Ireland and beyond. The story of The Hamiltons of Barons Court is so much more than simply the study of an individual family, however, for it reflects all of the complexities of the history of these islands and challenges many of the preconceived notions associated with a family of noble birth. In fascinating detail the family's contributions to local and national politics, science, the arts, architecture, education, the armed forces, forestry and estate management are all explored, as are their relationships with each other, their tenants, the Royal Family, and other landed families. After more than ten years of detailed research, the author of this magisterial volume is Dr William Roulston who has also written the Foundation's bestselling, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster 1600-1800.