Ireland is inarguably a beautiful, enchanted place. But its history is more turbulent, fascinating, and terrible than any other. From the first English presence in Ireland in the 12th century, through siege, rebellion, and civil war, to Irish ascendancy, home rule, and the present-day troubles, best-selling author Paul Johnson tells, with remarkable clarity and concision, the compelling story of this most remarkable island.
“A lively, intelligent, sometimes provocative but always stimulating account of Ireland from the 12th century to our own….” (Sunday Telegraph)
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Helpful as an overview
- R. Smith
Another great consise history