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Ireland’s Wars: The Early Years Of The Irish Brigade

Before the War of the Two Kings had even ceased, Irish troops had travelled to France to join the armies of Louis XIV. Of course, Irish soldiers had been serving in continental armies, in dribs and drabs, for a while … Continue reading

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15 Decisive Battles – Really?

I’ve been reading Edward Creasy’s 15 Decisive Battles of the World. It’s one of the big texts, historiographically speaking, one of the pioneering works on battlestudy. It’s laced with subtle racism though, with the author siding towards European victories over other cultures. … Continue reading

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