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A 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. The pacification of Ireland began as a policing action, but escalated to a full-scale operation due to the tenacity and savagery of the Irish soldiers. By the time the last and greatest of the "rebels" surrendered, ...
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The Twilight Lords: Elizabeth I and the First Irish Holocaust

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A 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. The pacification of Ireland began as a policing action, but escalated to a full-scale operation due to the tenacity and savagery of the Irish soldiers. By the time the last and greatest of the "rebels" surrendered, Elizabeth was dead, two waves of English settlers had been exterminated, and southern Ireland had become a barren wilderness.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781566195980
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/1994
  • Edition description: Only from B&N
  • Pages: 316

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Richard Berleth is Professor of History at St. Francis College in New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2010

    The Twilight Lords.

    May, 2010.

    Berleth's prose style is magnificent; his storytelling ability unrivalled and his research impeccable.

    This is a masterful account of the 'fierce doomed struggle of the last great feudal lords of Ireland against the England of Elizabeth the first'.

    Using extensive court records, it demonstrates how the 'Virgin Queen's' taste for blood, far exceeded that of her father, Henry the VIII.

    If you want a dark monarch at the heart of an evil empire, forget the lord of the rings. This one ticks all the boxes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2002

    Essential Primer to Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland

    If you would like a straightforward presentation of all the principal players, Gaelic, Old English, 'new' and old scottish incomers and the events of the Tudor conquest of Ireland This will work for you as an introduction to the conflicts of culture and nation building. This is not a particularly confusing, or complex scholarly history, but it is accurate and has adequate footnotes and bibliography to get you started down the road to understanding the beginnings of English colonialism as well as the problems of religion and nationality that plague modern Ireland today.

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