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Ireland

  • Consumption and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Irelandby Susan Flavin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    A detailed study of changing patterns of consumption, showing how these related to wider political, social and economic developments. more...

  • The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Centuryby Eduardo de Mesa

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Provides a wealth of detail on how "the wild geese" - the Irish who refused to submit to the English - played a significant role in the armies of Spain. more...

  • All The King's Womenby Derek Wilson

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.27

    The image of Charles II as a randy monarch who dragged the crown through the moral mire and irredeemably weakened its position has persisted throughout the three centuries since John Evelyn gave his judgement. That judgement, Derek Wilson argues, is okay as far as it goes. The Restoration court did set an example of cynical libertinism that provoked... more...

  • Renegadesby Adrian Weale

    Random House 2014; US$ 17.06

    At the end of the Second World War, nearly 200 British citizens were under investigation for assisting Nazi Germany. Some have remained notorious, such as William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) and John Amery who went to the gallows for High Treason, but as this meticulously researched study shows, men like Joyce and Amery are only the visible part of a much... more...

  • In The Lion's Courtby Derek Wilson

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.27

    Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships which illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men - all, curiously, called Thomas - whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death. Thomas Wolsey was an accused traitor on his way to the block when a kinder... more...

  • Ireland: A Luminous Beautyby Peter Harbison; Leslie Conron Carola

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland?s. Ireland?s light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light... more...

  • Eamonn Ceanntby Mary Gallagher

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, Éamonn Ceannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council... more...

  • The Last Armadaby Des Ekin

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 16.03

    Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601 As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Águila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish Armada. Its mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's territory... more...

  • Easter Widowsby Sinead McCoole

    Transworld 2014; US$ 31.39

    One week in May 1916, seven Irish women became widows. When they had married their husbands they had embarked on very different lives. They married men of the establishment; one married a lecturer, two others married soldiers, another a civil servant. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined. For the seven women whose... more...

  • Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish Historyby Niall Whelehan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the benefits and challenges of transnational history for the study of modern Ireland. In recent years the word "transnational" has become more and more conspicuous in history writing across the globe, with scholars seeking to move beyond national and local frameworks when investigating the past. Yet transnational approaches remain... more...