Restoration Strabane, 1660–1740
Economy and society in provincial Ireland
'Dr Roulston has applied his considerable knowledge of archival sources to shed light on the economy and society of an Ulster provincial town in the late-seventeenth century … Dr Roulston demonstrates how essential it is to frame the key questions to provide relevant answers. He has served a long apprenticeship studying the publications of the professional local historians and applying their teaching to his materials', W.H Crawford, FAMILIA (2007).
‘The subject of William Roulston’s study is the town of Strabane in the fifty-four years from the Resotration to the death of Queen Anne … the book investigates how the town functioned at social and economic levels, how society was delineated and organised, and how the Strabane inhabitants interacted with each other and the outside world', C.F. McGleenon, Seancas Ard Maca (2009)