By Dudley Edwards
Combining over a hundred superbly crafted maps, charts and graphs with a story jam-packed with proof and data, An Atlas of Irish background presents assurance of the most political, army, financial, non secular and social adjustments that experience happened in eire and one of the Irish in another country during the last millennia. Ruth Dudley Edwards and Bridget Hourican use the mix of thematic narrative and visible aids to envision and illustrate matters similar to: the Viking invasions of eire the Irish in Britain pre- and post-famine agriculture inhabitants switch twentieth-century political affiliations. This 3rd variation has been comprehensively revised and up-to-date to incorporate insurance of the numerous alterations that experience happened in eire and between its humans abroad. bearing in mind the most matters that experience built given that 1981, and including a couple of new maps and graphs, this new version additionally comprises an informative and distinct part at the problems which were a function of Irish existence given that 1969. An Atlas of Irish heritage is a useful source for college kids of Irish historical past and politics and the final reader alike.
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In August O’Neill and O’Donnell, with Ulster and Connacht troops, defeated Bagenal decisively at the Yellow Ford (9) and thus inspired risings throughout the country. Until April 1599 the English hesitated to make any move against the rebels, but in that month arrived Sir Robert Devereux, earl of Essex and favourite of the queen, with an army of over 17,000. His first action was to march south. On this march his army suffered from guerrilla attacks and disease, a combination that served to reduce his active troops by three-quarters, although it proved uneventful in that it yielded no opportunity for the major engagements he sought.
Richard FitzGilbert de Clare, called earl of Striguil and popularly known as Strongbow, was a leading Welsh baron. It had been his original agreement with MacMurrough in 1168 to lend military support in exchange for the succession to the kingship of Leinster that laid the foundations for the Norman invasion and gave it its Welsh character. Landing at Crook, Strongbow joined forces with le Gros to attack and take Waterford. They then joined MacMurrough, who confirmed the alliance by giving his daughter to Strongbow in marriage.
In October 1641 Sir Felim O’Neill, Rory O’More and Lord Maguire led a rising of native Irish. Although their plans to take Dublin failed, there was widespread revolt in Leinster and a takeover of the whole province of Ulster. The resulting bloodshed and destruction were considerable, although subsequently exaggerated out of all proportion by the Dublin government for propaganda purposes. The government responded with panic and incompetence; although it was promised reinforcements by the English parliament, the timescale was too long to enable it to take effective action.
An Atlas of Irish History by Dudley Edwards