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Review – Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War Trailer Commencing Phase Three then. While Daredevil and Jessica Jones ruled the streaming world and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter didn’t disgrace themselves on television, it was a somewhat mixed performance for the MCU on … Continue reading

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Review: The Retrieval

The Retrieval Trailer Race relations and the history of African Americans in the United States around the Civil War is a topic that has already been covered this year, in spectacular fashion, with 12 Years A Slave. But there is … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Cromwell’s Winter Offensive

Cromwell’s coordinated offensive, which has become known as his “Winter Offensive”, caught the Royalists completely by surprise. While the winter had been a little bit milder than usual, Ormonde and his lieutenants were in no way expecting any kind of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Death At Drogheda

Postscript 08/01/15: I would like to dedicate this post to the memory of John Bradley, one of NUIM’s best history lecturers, who passed away in November 2014, which has only just come to my attention. It was he who first … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Rathmines

Welcome to the 100th edition of Ireland’s Wars. I started writing this series over two years ago, with little idea of how long it would take or even if it would ever be completed. The goal was to make an … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1649 Siege Of Londonderry

The late Spring and early Summer of 1649 were dominated by a series of sieges in Ireland, as the newly defined Parliamentarian and Royalist factions came to blows with each other in a much more substantial way than they had … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Confederate Strife And The End Of Monro

The summer of 1648, and the Confederation of Kilkenny was in tatters. The acceptation of the Inchiquin truce had led to a split between Ormondist and Clericalist factions, which now threatened to turn into open warfare. Giovanni Rinuccini had played … Continue reading

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