Vanishing Kingdoms: The Irish Chiefs and Their Families

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Lilliput Press, 2004 - History - 192 pages
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This book is a meditiation on aristocracy and its history in Ireland, and a brief account of twenty recognized Chiefs of the Name. Three, The O'Brien, The O'Conor Don and The O'Neill, have legitimate claims to Ireland's High Kingship. The stories of these individual families, conveyed through interviews with existing chiefs and fellow historians, give a synoptic view of the past through an unfolding historical documentary.

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Walter J.P. Curley, a graduate of Yale and Harvard and former US Ambassador to Ireland and France, is the author of Letters from the Pacific and Monarchs in Waiting: The Descendants of Europe's Royal Families (1992).

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