By Dudley Edwards
Combining over a hundred superbly crafted maps, charts and graphs with a story jam-packed with proof and knowledge, An Atlas of Irish background presents insurance 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 ascertain and illustrate matters similar to: the Viking invasions of eire the Irish in Britain pre- and post-famine agriculture inhabitants swap twentieth-century political affiliations. This 3rd version has been comprehensively revised and up-to-date to incorporate assurance of the numerous alterations that experience happened in eire and between its humans out of the country. bearing in mind the most concerns that experience constructed considering that 1981, and including a few new maps and graphs, this new version additionally contains an informative and unique part at the problems which were a characteristic of Irish existence considering that 1969. An Atlas of Irish background is a useful source for college kids of Irish background and politics and the final reader alike.
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1534 Dublin In February 1534, Kildare was summoned to London and imprisoned in the Tower; his son and deputy, Thomas, Lord Offaly, known as Silken Thomas, on hearing a rumour of his death, led an unsuccessful rebellion in Dublin in which the archbishop of Dublin was killed. Although Offaly took the city he was unable to take Dublin Castle. Under Sir William Skeffington, the new lord deputy, a large army arrived which suppressed the rebellion and in March 1535 took Offaly’s Maynooth stronghold by the use of heavy cannon (27).
Sporadic raids continued until 832, when the Vikings began a new phase of systematic and largescale raids; Figure 11 shows the dates of the first raids. From this period the Vikings began to build fortified settlements throughout the country. Attracted by the wealth of the monasteries and churches, they plundered and ravaged them steadily. Many monks and scholars fled to the Continent, taking with them their most precious possessions. The invaders established fleets on the main rivers and lakes.
An atlas of Irish history 26 1690–91 Limerick A siege of Limerick in August 1690, by William, was repulsed and raised. After Aughrim a siege began, led by Ginkel. On 3 October the treaty of Limerick was signed; Lieutenant-General Sarsfield surrendered the city and the Jacobite army was allowed to go to the Continent (17). 1795 Diamond From the 1780s there were constant skirmishes between Ulster Catholics and Protestants competing for land. In September 1795, at the Diamond in Armagh, an attack by 300 Catholic ‘Defenders’ on a meeting-place of the Protestant Peep O’Day Boys was repulsed by armed Protestants; forty Catholics were killed and afterwards a Protestant group founded the Orange Order as a defensive organization (18, XI).