Fin Gall

Fin Gall Author James L. Nelson
ISBN-10 1481028693
Year 2013-01-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace

852 A.D. For centuries, the Vikings have swept out of the Norse countries and fallen on England, Ireland, whatever lands they could reach aboard their longships, and few could resist the power of their violent onslaught. They came at first to plunder, and then to settle, an encroachment fiercely resisted where ever they went. Such was the case in the southern lands of Ireland. En route to the Viking longphort there, known as Dubh-Linn, Thorgrim Night Wolf and Ornolf the Restless stumble across an Irish ship that carries aboard it a single item - a crown. The Vikings eagerly snatch the prize, unaware of its significance to the people of Ireland and the power granted to the king who wears it. Soon the Norsemen are plunged into the violence and intrigue of Medieval Ireland, where local kings fight with each other and with the invaders from the north for rule of the island nation. With enemies at every hand, and loyalties as fickle as the weather, Thorgrim must lead his men, the white invaders, the Fin Gall, in the fight of their lives, with both Irish and Dane eager to see them dead.

Seventy Years Young

Seventy Years Young Author Pamela Hinkson
ISBN-10 9781843512592
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber

This book is one of the most remarkable and the most entertaining of its kind ever published about late Victorian and Edwardian Ireland.' - Peter Costello, Sunday Independent. 'A woman of considerable style and substance, her autobiography gives a fascinating glimpse into the social and political life in Ireland at the turn of the century.' - Deidre McQuillan, Sunday Tribune. 'These memories are crammed with interesting, revealing and often funny stories about people like the Balfours, Horace Plunkett, King Edward VII and a host of famous politicians.' - Caitriona Clear, Linen Hall Review. Seventy Years Young is one of the great Anglo-Irish memoirs. Originally published in 1937, it now appears for the first time in paperback, with an introduction by Trevor West. It tells the remarkable story of Daisy Fingall (n(r)e Burke) of County Galway, who in 1883, aged seventeen, married the 11th Earl of Fingall of Killeen Castle, County Meath. Daisy's vitality possessed and transformed that twilit world of Catholic Ascendancy Ireland, a world in transition - from viceregal, country-house Ireland of Dublin drawing-rooms and Meath hunting-fields, now as remote as pre-revolutionary Russia - to the Great War, Easter rising and civil war Ireland of the early 1920s and beyond, when 'the country houses lit a chain of bonfires', and the tobacco-growing 'Sinn Fein Countess' tempered a life of privilege with work for Horace Plunkett's Co-operative Societies and the United Irishwomen. Daisy Fingall writes from an intimate knowledge of the leading figures of her day and their milieu. A sparkling parade of personalities - Parnell, Wyndham, Haig, Markievicz, Edward VII, AE, Shaw, Moore and Yeats - comes alive under her pen. Seventy Years Young reanimates a proximate but forgotten past with all the power of first-class fiction, and the glitter and rarity of a Faberg(r) egg.

Letters to the Earl of Fingall C C C On the Subject of the Catholic Claims Vol 1 Classic Reprint

Letters to the Earl of Fingall   C   C   C  On the Subject of  the Catholic Claims   Vol  1  Classic Reprint Author John Cox Hippisley
ISBN-10 1334808937
Year 2016-12-28
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Forgotten Books

Excerpt from Letters to the Earl of Fingall, &C. &C. &C. On the Subject of "the Catholic Claims," Vol. 1 If the Prelates should abide by what they have solemnly resolved upon, they will have nothing more to do thm what is perfectly within their Sphere, and what is, comparatively, easy to be done namely, to en lighten their people, and show them how grossly they have been im posed upon, both as to facts and reasoning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


PANSIES Author May Probyn
ISBN-10 1373801387
Year 2016-08-29
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Wentworth Press

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English Medieval Books

English Medieval Books Author Alan Coates
ISBN-10 0198207565
Year 1999
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

This history of the books of Reading Abbey covers the period from the abbey's foundation to its dissolution, and follows up the dispersal of the book collections to c.1610. It provides valuable material on the use ways in which books were used, and about the intellectual life of a medieval monastery. By continuing the story beyond the Dissolution, and charting the initial stages of the dispersal of the Abbeys books (many into the large institutional collections which are their homes today), Alan Coates makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the fate of monastic books and book-collecting in the post-Dissolution period.

Anglo Irish Autobiography

Anglo Irish Autobiography Author Elizabeth Grubgeld
ISBN-10 0815630166
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Syracuse University Press

As a volatile meeting point of personal and public experience, autobiography exists in a mutually influential relationship with the literature history, private writings, and domestic practices of a society. This book illuminates the ways evolving class and gender identities interact with these inherited forms of narrative to produce the testimony of a culture confronting its own demise. Elizabeth Grubgeld places Irish autobiography within the ever-widening conversation about the nature of autobiographical writing and contributes to contemporary discussions regarding Irish identity. Her emphasis on women's autobiographies provides a further reexamination of gender relations in lreland. While serving as the first critical history of its subject, this book also offers a theoretical and interpretive reading of Anglo-Irish culture that gives full attention to class, gender, and genre analysis. It examines autobiographies, letters, and diaries from the late eighteenth century though the present, with primary attention to works produced since World War I. By examining many previously neglected texts, Grubgeld both recovers lost voices and shows their work can revise our understanding of s