Edmund Borlace

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Borlace, Edmund, (son of Sir John Borlace, Master of the Ordnance, and one of the Lords-Justices criticized so severely by Clarendon) was born in Dublin, and is stated to have been educated at Trinity College. He took his degree of medicine at Leyden in 1650, and settled in Chester, where he practised with success until his death in 1682. Amongst other well known works, he published, in 1680, The History of the Execrable Irish Rebellion of 1641, a work that tended much to perpetuate the exaggerations concerning the War of 1641-'52. The opinion that he plagiarized from Clarendon is endorsed by Ware.

Sources

80. Clarendon, Earl of: History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars. 8 vols. Oxford,1826.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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