By Dudley Edwards
Combining over a hundred fantastically crafted maps, charts and graphs with a story jam-packed with evidence and data, An Atlas of Irish historical past offers assurance of the most political, army, monetary, spiritual and social adjustments that experience happened in eire and one of the Irish in a foreign country over the last millennia. Ruth Dudley Edwards and Bridget Hourican use the combo of thematic narrative and visible aids to envision and illustrate concerns comparable to: the Viking invasions of eire the Irish in Britain pre- and post-famine agriculture inhabitants swap twentieth-century political affiliations. This 3rd variation has been comprehensively revised and up to date to incorporate assurance of the various adjustments that experience happened in eire and between its humans out of the country. bearing in mind the most matters that experience built considering 1981, and including a couple of new maps and graphs, this new version additionally contains an informative and distinct part at the issues which were a characteristic of Irish lifestyles on account that 1969. An Atlas of Irish historical past is a useful source for college kids of Irish heritage and politics and the overall reader alike.
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By the autumn of 1171 Strongbow was master of Dublin, Waterford and Wexford. He was, however, uncomfortably aware that Henry II was intending to intervene to curb his power. Strongbow had already defied an order from Henry to return from Ireland, and had hoped to stave off his wrath by sending a message of loyalty. When Henry arrived in October at Crook with about 4,000 troops in 400 ships, he had two objectives: first to secure the submission of the Irish leaders and second to impose his authority on his own barons.
During the reign of James I (1603–25) his plantations (55) had resulted in the dispossession of many Gaelic and Old English families and the introduction to Ulster of a new colonial population. With the accession of Charles I, the Catholic Old English hoped to reach an agreement with the King that would guarantee them secure possession of their lands and a measure of religious freedom. In 1628 an agreement was made by which, in exchange for £120,000, concessions on land and religion known as the ‘Graces’ were to be made by the King.
Besieged in the fort of Dún-an-óir, this army was defeated by Lord Grey de Wilton, the earl of Ormond and Sir Walter Ralegh in November, and most of the Italians were massacred. 1601 Kinsale On 21 September a Spanish force of fewer than 3,500 landed at Kinsale, led by Don Juan del Aguila. In December, a small force of Spaniards, under Pedro de Zubiar, landed in Castlehaven, 30 miles to the west. They were defeated with the Irish at the battle of Kinsale (15). 1689 Kinsale On 12 March 1689, James II landed at Kinsale with the Comte D’Avaux and a French fleet of twenty-two ships, ammunition, money and Irish, English and French officers, but no troops, to attempt unsuccessfully to regain his crown (17).
An Atlas of Irish History by Dudley Edwards