Lectures On The History Of Ireland; . Down To A. D. 1534

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAlexander George Richey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lecture vii, the invasion of bruce, and the statute of kilkenny. At the commencement of the fourteenth century the position of the Anglo-Norman colony in Ireland seemed unassailable; so far from requiring constant aid from England, large supplies of men and arms were furnished from Ireland for the war in Scotland. The most important military commands were held by members of the Norman-Irish houses. But in this century commenced a series of events, which, in the space of fifty years, overthrew the supremacy of the English Crown, and compelled it to abandon its aggressive attitude towards the Celtic population, and adopt a purely defensive policy. The most important event from the date of the English so-called conquest, to the commencement of the Tudor government m A.b. 1534, is, undoubtedly, the invasion of Ireland by Edward Bruce in A. D. 1315. In the tedious recital of aimless civil war which encumbers the history of Ireland, the peculiar bearing of this event has been overlooked; but it undoubtedly constituted the turning point in the history of this country, and accelerated the collapse of-the feudal government. The result of the national struggle in Scotland could not but react upon Ireland. The Celtic population were encouraged to aim at national independence by the success of the Bruce, and the prestige of the English Crown was seriously diminished. On the other hand, interference in Ireland was the natural policy of the Scottish King. It was his obvious interest to cut off the supplies drawn by England from this country, and to establish his brother in an independent sphere of action. The victory of Bannockburn placed the Crown of Scotland upon the head of Eobert Bruce, the las...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lecture vii, the invasion of bruce, and the statute of kilkenny. At the commencement of the fourteenth century the position of the An...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217862128

ISBN - 13:9780217862127

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