Flight of the Earls: A Popular History

Flight of the Earls: A Popular History

by Liam Swords




An accessible history of a tragic seventeenth-century journey by Irish leaders to request aid against the British, which paved the way for the Plantation of Ulster and sectarian conflict that lasted 400 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782182979
Publisher: DUFOUR
Publication date: 12/31/2016
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 16.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 6

Preface: Flight of the Earls 9

Chapter 1 'A Noble Shipload' 13

Chapter 2 Early Days 22

Chapter 3 The Nine Years War 27

Chapter 4 'Spanish Ale' 36

Chapter 5 'A Stormy Passage' 41

Chapter 6 Spanish Flanders 44

Chapter 7 'A Garden in the very centre of Christendom' 61

Chapter 8 The Devil's Bridge 64

Chapter 9 'All Roads lead to Rome' 70

Chapter 10 'Bulls and Benediction' 79

Chapter 11 Last Days 92

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