First published in 1923, this formative history of Ireland is an extensive study of the period from 1086 â€“ 1513. Beginning with the Oâ€™Brien High Kinship, Edmund Curtis takes us through the Anglo-Norman conquest and its sequel, ending with the death of Gerald â€˜the Great Earlâ€™ of Kildare in 1513, a date when the second English conquest of Ireland (the â€˜Tudor Reconquestâ€™) became imminent.
This is a reissue of a definitive landmark study of Irish history by one of greatest Irish historians of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
1. The Oâ€™Brien High Kingship, 1014-1119 2. Turloch Oâ€™Connor and the Prelude to the Norman Invasion 3. The Norman Invasion, 1166-1172 4. The Conquest Continues, 1172-1177 5. John â€˜Dominus Hibernaeâ€™, 1177-1199 6. King John and Ireland, 1199-1216 7. The Expansion of the Colony, 1216-1245 8. The First Irish Resurgence, 1245-1272 9. The English Lordship at its Height, 1272-1310 10. Edward II and Edward Bruce, 1307-1327 11. The Rebellious Anglo-Irish, 1327-1360 12. The Statutes of King Kenny and the Gaelic Revival 13. The Failure of the â€˜First Conquestâ€™, 1366-1399 14. Ireland, Feudal and Gaelic, 1399-1477 15. Aristocratic and Home Rule, 1449-1477 16. The Great Earl of Kildare, 1477-1513 17. Conclusion: Ireland in 1170 and in 1500