A History of Ireland

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Psychology Press, 1991 - History - 366 pages
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Beginning in about 6000 BC, this comprehensive history of Ireland spans the ages and takes the reader up to the present day. It covers the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, describing Irish tombs, artefacts and buildings; the arrival of Christianity in Ireland; the Golden Age (500-800 AD) when Irish scholars were the most renowned in Europe; the great Viking period; the takeover of Ireland by Henry II in 1171; the long and painful association with England; the struggle between Protestant and Catholic, colonial settler and native Irishman; and the fight for independence, achieved by the South in 1921.
 

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Contents

Celts and Christians
22
The Viking contribution
44
The coming of the Normans
58
Two nations
74
Tudor colonists
104
The Irish dispossessed
137
The Protestant Ascendancy
165
Union
189
The Great Famine
227
Blood sacrifice
266
The road to freedom
295
Partition
319
Notes
341
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