Edward Ledwich

(1739—1823) antiquary

Related Overviews

Charles O'Conor (1710—1791) antiquary and religious propagandist

penal laws

John Lanigan (1758—1828) biblical scholar and historian


'Edward Ledwich' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1738–1823), antiquarian. Born in Dublin and educated at TCD. His Antiquities of Ireland (1790) is written from the standpoint of the Anglo-Irish chronicles and informed by suspicions that Charles O'Conor the Elder and others were attempting to enhance the cultural appreciation of Gaelic Ireland as part of a campaign against the Penal Laws. His disparaging view of the lives of the Irish saints was disputed in John Lanigan's Ecclesiastical History (1822).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.