The Twilight Lords: Elizabeth I and the First Irish Holocaust
A gripping chronicle of the ferocious twenty-year struggle between the English monarch and the feudal lords of Ireland, The Twilight Lords describes the first authentic colonial venture in English history, a venture that held captive a whole generation of the best that Ireland and England could muster. By the time the last and the greatest of the "rebels" surrendered, Elizabeth was dead, two waves of English settlers had been exterminated, and the southern part of Ireland had become a barren wilderness.
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This is an absolutely masterpiece written by a sublime stylist whose wonderful prose documents the dark underbelly of Elizabethan society with relentless precision. If you like your Elizabethans all ... Read full review
An Excellent introduction to the convoluted and terrible politics and bloodshed of Ireland and the extraordinary cast of characters. Here we find the invention of English imperialism; political, spiritual, emotional. Here we see God become an Englishman. The template of a colony, literally. What to build and how to build it. All this would be seen in the new world, as if made from a model kit. If it worked in Ireland, it will work in Virginia. (See the fort at Jamestowne) Indians/Irish Savages all.
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