This volume brings together a selection of R. J. Hunter’s finest essays: the more significant scholarly works which primarily reflect his interest in the Ulster Plantation and includes articles on the progress of urbanisation and the social and economic impacts of these momentous times. Other essays are case studies of the Plantation in particular areas, through the exploration of the part played by key individuals, and involve a strong sense of material culture and the physicality of cultural engagement. Included in this volume are nineteen essays of substance that Hunter produced over a 40-year period from 1964. They have been arranged thematically rather than chronologically; they cover eight counties in historic pre-partition Ulster. Included also is a cluster of articles on the print trade, focused on Dublin.