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A Popular History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics





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  PUBLISHERS' PREFACE.
  '83--'98--'48--'68.
  CAMERON & FERGUSON.
  CONTENTS--VOL. I.
  BOOK I.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  CHAPTER V
  CHAPTER VI
  CHAPTER VII
  CHAPTER VIII
  BOOK II.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  CHAPTER V
  CHAPTER VI
  CHAPTER VII
  CHAPTER VIII
  BOOK III.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  CHAPTER V
  CHAPTER VI
  BOOK IV.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  CHAPTER V
  CHAPTER VI
  CHAPTER VII
  CHAPTER VIII
  CHAPTER IX
  CHAPTER X
  CHAPTER XI
  CHAPTER XII
  BOOK V.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  BOOK VI.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  CHAPTER V
  CHAPTER VI
  CHAPTER VII
  CHAPTER VIII
  CHAPTER IX
  CHAPTER X
  BOOK VII.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  CHAPTER IV
  BOOK VIII.
  CHAPTER I
  CHAPTER II
  CHAPTER III
  HISTORY OF IRELAND
  BOOK I.
  CHAPTER I.
  THE FIRST INHABITANTS.
  CHAPTER II.
  THE FIRST AGES.
  CHAPTER III.
  CHRISTIANITY PREACHED AT TARA--THE RESULT.
  CHAPTER IV.
  THE CONSTITUTION, AND HOW THE KINGS KEPT IT.
  MURKERTACH,
  (A.D. 534),
  CHAPTER V.
  REIGN OF HUGH II.--THE IRISH COLONY IN SCOTLAND OBTAINS
  ITS INDEPENDENCE
  CHAPTER VI.
  KINGS OF THE SEVENTH CENTURY.
  (A.D. 640)
  (A.D. 684)
  CHAPTER VII.
  KINGS OF THE EIGHTH CENTURY.
  CHAPTER VIII.
  WHAT THE IRISH SCHOOLS AND SAINTS DID IN THE THREE FIRST
  CHRISTIAN CENTURIES
  BOOK II.
  CHAPTER I.
  THE DANISH INVASION.
  (A.D. 845),
  (A.D. 797)
  CHAPTER II.
  KINGS OF THE NINTH CENTURY (CONTINUED)--NIAL III.
  MALACHY I.--HUGH VII
  CHAPTER III.
  REIGN OF FLAN "OF THE SHANNON" (A.D. 879 TO 916).
  CHAPTER IV.
  KINGS OF THE TENTH CENTURY; NIAL IV.; DONOGH II.;
  CONGAL III.; DONALD IV
  (A.D. 956);
  (A.D. 920),
  CHAPTER V.
  REIGN OF MALACHY II. AND RIVALRY OF BRIAN.
  (A.D. 940-2),
  CHAPTER VI.
  BRIAN, ARD-RIGH--BATTLE OF CLONTARF.
  CHAPTER VII.
  EFFECTS OF THE RIVALRY OF BRIAN AND MALACHY ON THE
  ANCIENT CONSTITUTION
  CHAPTER VIII.
  LATTER DAYS OF THE NORTHMEN IN IRELAND.
  BOOK III.
  WAR OF SUCCESSION.
  CHAPTER I.
  THE FORTUNES OF THE FAMILY OF BRIAN.
  A.D. 1086,
  CHAPTER II.
  THE CONTEST BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH--RISE OF THE
  FAMILY OF O'CONOR
  CHAPTER III.
  THORLOGH MORE O'CONOR--MURKERTACH OF AILEACH--ACCESSION
  OF RODERICK O'CONOR
  (A.D. 1151),
  CHAPTER IV.
  STATE OF RELIGION AND LEARNING AMONG THE IRISH, PREVIOUS
  TO THE ANGLO-NORMAN INVASION
  A.D. 1086.
  CHAPTER V.
  SOCIAL CONDITION OF THE IRISH PREVIOUS TO THE NORMAN
  CHAPTER VI.
  FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE IRISH PREVIOUS TO THE ANGLO-NORMAN
  BOOK IV.
  THE NORMANS IN IRELAND.
  CHAPTER I.
  EXPEDITION OF THE NORMANS INTO IRELAND
  CHAPTER II.
  THE ARMS, ARMOUR AND TACTICS OF THE NORMANS AND IRISH.
  CHAPTER III.
  THE FIRST CAMPAIGN OF EARL RICHARD--SIEGE OF DUBLIN--DEATH
  OF KING DERMID
  CHAPTER IV.
  SECOND CAMPAIGN OF EARL RICHARD--HENRY II. IN IRELAND.
  CHAPTER V.
  FROM THE RETURN OF HENRY II. TO ENGLAND TILL THE DEATH
  OF EARL RICHARD AND HIS PRINCIPAL COMPANIONS
  CHAPTER VI.
  THE LAST YEARS OF THE ARD-RIGH, RODERICK O'CONOR.
  CHAPTER VII.
  ASSASSINATION OF HUGH DE LACY--JOHN "LACKLAND" IN
  IRELAND--VARIOUS EXPEDITIONS OF JOHN DE COURCY--DEATH
  CONOR MOINMOY, AND RISE OF CATHAL, "THE
  O'CONOR--CLOSE OF THE CAREER OF DE COURCY AND DE BURGH
  CHAPTER VIII.
  EVENTS OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY--THE NORMANS IN
  CHAPTER IX.
  EVENTS OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY--THE NORMANS IN MUNSTER
  AND LEINSTER
  CHAPTER X.
  EVENTS OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY--THE NORMANS IN MEATH
  AND ULSTER
  CHAPTER XI.
  RETROSPECT OF THE NORMAN PERIOD IN IRELAND--A GLANCE AT
  THE MILITARY TACTICS OF THE TIMES--NO CONQUEST OF
  COUNTRY IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY
  CHAPTER XII.
  STATE OF SOCIETY AND LEARNING IN IRELAND DURING THE NORMAN
  BOOK V.
  THE ERA OF KING EDWARD BRUCE.
  CHAPTER I.
  THE RISE OF "THE RED EARL"--RELATIONS OF IRELAND AND
  CHAPTER II.
  THE NORTHERN IRISH ENTER INTO ALLIANCE WITH KING ROBERT
  BRUCE--ARRIVAL AND FIRST CAMPAIGN OF EDWARD BRUCE
  CHAPTER III.
  BRUCE'S SECOND CAMPAIGN, AND CORONATION AT DUNDALK--THE
  RISING IN CONNAUGHT--BATTLE OF ATHENRY-ROBERT BRUCE
  CHAPTER IV.
  BATTLE OF FAUGHARD AND DEATH OF KING EDWARD BRUCE
  CONSEQUENCES OF HIS INVASION--EXTINCTION OF THE
  OF ULSTER--IRISH OPINION OF EDWARD BRUCE
  BOOK VI.
  THE NATIVE, THE NATURALIZED, AND "THE ENGLISH INTEREST."
  CHAPTER I.
  CIVIL WAR IN ENGLAND--ITS EFFECTS ON THE ANGLO-IRISH
  THE KNIGHTS OF SAINT JOHN--GENERAL DESIRE OF THE
  TO NATURALIZE THEMSELVES AMONG THE NATIVE
  A POLICY OF NON-INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE RACES RESOLVED
  IN ENGLAND
  (1343-1346.)
  CHAPTER II.
  LIONEL, DUKE OF CLARENCE, LORD LIEUTENANT--THE PENAL CODE
  OF RACE--"THE STATUTE OF KILKENNY," AND SOME OF
  CONSEQUENCES
  CHAPTER III.
  RICHARD II., OF ENGLAND, TO IRELAND
  CHAPTER IV.
  SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS OF RICHARD II.--LIEUTENANCY AND
  DEATH OF THE EARL OF MARCH--SECOND EXPEDITION OF
  AGAINST ART
  (A.D. 1485),
  CHAPTER V.
  PARTIES WITHIN "THE PALE"--BATTLES OF KILMAINHAM AND
  KILLUCAN-SIR JOHN TALBOT'S LORD LIEUTENANCY
  CHAPTER VI.
  ACTS OF THE NATIVE PRINCES--SUBDIVISION OF TRIBES AND
  TERRITORIES--ANGLO-IRISH TOWNS UNDER
  PROTECTION--ATTEMPT OF THADDEUS O'BRIEN, PRINCE OF
  TO RESTORE THE MONARCHY--RELATIONS OF THE RACES IN
  FIFTEENTH CENTURY
  (A.D. 1399)
  CHAPTER VII.
  CONTINUED DIVISION AND DECLINE OF "THE ENGLISH INTEREST"
  RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK, LORD LIEUTENANT--CIVIL WAR
  IN ENGLAND--EXECUTION OF THE EARL OF
  OF THE KILDARE GERALDINES
  (1422-1447,)
  CHAPTER VIII.
  THE AGE AND RULE OF GERALD, EIGHTH EARL OF KILDARE--THE
  TIDE BEGINS TO TURN FOR THE ENGLISH INTEREST--THE
  PRETENDERS, SIMNEL AND WARBECK--POYNING'S
  BATTLES OF KNOCKDOE AND MONABRAHER
  CHAPTER IX.
  STATE OF IRISH AND ANGLO-IRISH SOCIETY DURING THE
  FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES
  CHAPTER X.
  STATE OF RELIGION AND LEARNING DURING THE FOURTEENTH
  AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES
  BOOK VII.
  UNION OF THE CROWNS OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND.
  CHAPTER I.
  IRISH POLICY OF HENRY THE EIGHTH DURING THE LIFETIME
  OF CARDINAL WOLSEY
  CHAPTER II.
  THE INSURRECTION OF SILKEN THOMAS--THE GERALDINE
  LEAGUE--ADMINISTRATION OF LORD LEONARD GRAY
  CHAPTER III.
  SIR ANTHONY ST. LEGER, LORD DEPUTY--NEGOTIATIONS OF THE
  IRISH CHIEFS WITH JAMES THE FIFTH OF
  ATTEMPTS TO INTRODUCE THE PROTESTANT
  OPPOSITION OF THE CLERGY--PARLIAMENT OF 1541--THE
  OF THE CLERGY EXCLUDED--STATE OF THE COUNTRY--THE
  UNITED--HENRY THE EIGHTH PROCLAIMED AT LONDON AND DUBLIN
  CHAPTER IV.
  ADHESION OF O'NEIL, O'DONNELL AND O'BRIEN--A NEW
  ANGLO-IRISH PEERAGE--NEW RELATIONS OF LORD
  TENANT--BISHOPS APPOINTED BY THE CROWN--RETROSPECT
  BOOK VIII.
  THE ERA OF THE REFORMATION.
  CHAPTER I.
  EVENTS OF THE REIGN OF EDWARD SIXTH.
  CHAPTER II.
  EVENTS OF THE REIGN OF PHILIP AND MARY.
  CHAPTER III.
  ACCESSION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH--PARLIAMENT OF 1560
  THE ACT OF UNIFORMITY--CAREER AND DEATH
  JOHN O'NEIL "THE PROUD


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