D.W.HAYTON is Professor of Early Modern Irish and British History at Queens University Belfast, UK. He is the author of Ruling Ireland 1685-1742 (Boydell, 2004), and many articles and essays on politics, religion and society in Ireland and Britain in the late Seventeenth and early Eighteenth centuries.
JAMES KELLY is Cregan Professor of History, and Head of the History Department at St Patricks College, Dublin City University, Ireland. His publications include Poynings Law and the making of law in Ireland, 1660-1800 (2007), and The Proceedings of the House of Lords, 1771-1800 (3 vols, 2008) and Sir Richard Musgrave, 1746-1818: Ultra-Protestant Ideologue (2009).
JOHN BERGIN is a Research Fellow at Queens University Belfast, UK. His research interests include the Irish Catholic and Quaker political lobbies in the eighteenth century, and Irish private divorce acts.