Wars of the Irish Kings A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

ISBN-10: 0609809075
ISBN-13: 9780609809075
Edition: 2002
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Description: Told through first-hand accounts from a thousand years of struggle, this is the story of how Ireland came to be. The author also provides maps, a detailed timeline, dozens of illustrations, and a guide to Irish pronunciation.

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 2/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Told through first-hand accounts from a thousand years of struggle, this is the story of how Ireland came to be. The author also provides maps, a detailed timeline, dozens of illustrations, and a guide to Irish pronunciation.

David Willis McCullough is the editor of several anthologies, including "Chronicles of the Barbarians" & "Great Detectives." He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Introduction: Nothing but Trouble
Mythical Wars and Warriors
Introduction
The Second Battle of Moytura
The Cattle Raid of Cooley: Cuchulain
The Palace of the Quicken Trees: Finn MacCool
The Frenzy of Sweeney
Kings and Battles
Introduction
Brief Sketches of Three Irish Kings
The Annals of the Four Masters: Ninth- and Tenth-Century Entries
The Vikings
Introduction
The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill: The Early Viking Raids
The Freeing of Cellachain, King of Munster
Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf
Introduction
Njal's Saga: A Viking Account
The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill: An Irish Account
The Norman Invasion
Introduction
The Normans Arrive, 1169
The Song of Dermot and the Earl: Another Version of the Invasion
Henry II Comes to Ireland
John De Courcy and the Conquest of Ulster
Introduction
The Book of Howth: The Northern Conquest Begins, 1177
The Scots
Introduction
Edward Bruce Invades Ireland
Ireland During the Bruce Invasion From Holinshed's Chronicles of Ireland
Warfare in the Kingdom of Thomond
Introduction
The Triumphs of Thurlough: The Battle of Dysert O'Dea
The Battle of Axe Hill
Introduction
The Book of Howth: Battle of Knockdoe
Hugh O'Neill Triumphant
Introduction
The Annals of the Four Masters: The Battles of Clontibret and Yellow Ford
O'Neill's Victories
The Papers of Sir John Harington: Essex and Elizabeth
The Battle of Kinsale
Introduction
The Annals of the Four Masters: O'Donnell and O'Neill Head South to Kinsale
An Englishman's Siege and Battle Diary
The Annals of the Four Masters: The Battle of Kinsale, An Irish View
Afterword: The Flight of the Earls
Glossary of Common Irish Words Used in Place-Names
A Guide to Pronunciation
Sources
Additional Bibliography
Index

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