Irish Battles - A Military History of Ireland

Author: G.A. Hayes McCoy

ISBN-10: 086281250x

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 250 8

216 x 155mm / 360 pp / Paperback

£ 9.99


Irish Battles - A Military History of Ireland

While warfare has been a characteristic of much of Irish history, Irish Battles is the first book to have portrayed the major Irish wars in detail. Illustrated in full colour and with plans of each battlefield, it presents a military history of Ireland in the form of connected accounts of the major Irish battles, from Clontarf in 1014 to Arklow in 1798. Among the subjects discussed are the leadership of outstanding military figures such as Hugh and Owen Roe O'Neill and Patrick Sarsfield, and the continuance down the centuries of two kinds of warfare, the formal type and also the distinctively Irish warfare of the countryside which foreshadowed the guerrilla tactics of more recent times. The book will appeal not only to students of history, but also to the general reader and to the tourist with an eye for places where the drama of history was shaped.

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