“Cow Trials, Climate Change, and the Causes of Violence,” Environmental History
25, no. 2 (April 1, 2020): 287–309, https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emz095
This article explores reported cow trials in Mayo, Ireland during the 1641 Uprising. In it, I argue that the trials must be understood as part of a longer conflict over changes in land use and the introduction of commercial animal husbandry. These shifts increased vulnerability to climatic and economic shocks.
Image courtesy of the University of Edinburgh.