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Cronin
ISBN: 978-1-119-99587-6
Paperback
448 pages
March 2011
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A whistle stop journey through Ireland's past

Understand the people, disasters, and triumphs that have shaped the Ireland we know today. From the early Irish kings to political struggles and upheavals, discover more of Ireland's rich history and uncover the past. This book takes you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland'spast, including invasions, battles, executions, religious divides,uprisings, emigration – and hurling! Ireland's story is amazingly dramatic and intense – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe.

  • Saints and kings – discover the early years of a great nation, from the arrival of the first hunters and gatherers to the introduction of Christianity

  • Invasion! Middle Ages style – check out the Viking and Norman invaders that made their way to the Irish shores

  • Here come the English – rebellion, a Henry or two, the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation, and more rebellion leave their mark on the island

  • A nation divided – the history of Catholicism, Protestantism, and the Troubles

  • More top-ten lists than you can shake a hurling stick at – ten turning points, ten things the Irish have given the world, ten great places to visit, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Great places to visit – and their history

  • The great turning points in Irish history

  • Irish culture and its evolution around the globe

  • The Reformation and its effects on Ireland

  • Richard II, Henry IV and a lot of turmoil

  • The Irish Cultural Revival

  • The Revolution, the Irish Free State, and the Troubles

Learn about:

  • Early Irish history

  • Ireland's proud religious history

  • Britain and Ireland's complex relationship

  • Irish culture and its impact throughout the world

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