By Dudley Edwards
Combining over a hundred superbly crafted maps, charts and graphs with a story full of evidence and knowledge, An Atlas of Irish heritage offers insurance of the most political, army, financial, non secular and social alterations 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 mix of thematic narrative and visible aids to check and illustrate matters corresponding to: the Viking invasions of eire the Irish in Britain pre- and post-famine agriculture inhabitants switch twentieth-century political affiliations. This 3rd version has been comprehensively revised and up-to-date to incorporate insurance of the numerous alterations that experience happened in eire and between its humans in another country. considering the most concerns that experience built due to the fact that 1981, and including a couple of new maps and graphs, this new version additionally contains an informative and specific part at the problems which have been a characteristic of Irish existence on the grounds that 1969. An Atlas of Irish historical past is a useful source for college students of Irish historical past and politics and the overall reader alike.
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Aodh O’Donnell and Felim O’Connor had initial success in Connacht, supported by the O’Briens, O’Rourkes and other local chieftains. However, at Athenry in August, the de Burgos won a complete victory that established permanently their preeminence in Connacht. The simultaneous attacks of the O’Mores, O’Tooles and O’Byrnes in Laois and Wicklow were inconclusive, but irritating to the Dublin government. Robert Bruce arrived in Carrickfergus with a large army to aid his brother; in February 1317 they set out to march south.
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).
Despite setbacks, they had little difficulty in achieving rapid conquest. Their numerical inferiority was more than compensated for by their military sophistication. In battle they relied on mailed cavalry wielding long swords, skilled Welsh archers armed with the crossbow and experienced Flemish infantry. Against these the Irish could pit only their inadequately clad infantry, who were as inferior in arms as they were in military strategy. For the first century after the Norman invasion, the Irish fought a losing battle against the conquerors.
An Atlas of Irish History by Dudley Edwards