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Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver Trailer Edgar Wright is a very good director. Shaun Of The Dead is a deeply amusing and affecting dramedy. Hot Fuzz is a satirical masterpiece. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a rip-roaring delight. Even The World’s End, that I personally disliked more than liked, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Jacobite “Fifteen” And “Nineteen”

The Jacobite uprisings of the 18th century directly concerned Ireland and many Irishmen and women living on the continent, even if very little of their process actually took place in Ireland. And while no large Irish regiments of the Brigades … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The War Of The Two Kings

So, another review of another conflict has come to an end, this one exceedingly shorter than the last, but no less fascinating. As has become my habit, I’d like to take the time to write up a quick summary of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Wild Geese And Broken Treaties

Firstly, before discussing what came after, we need to look at the military situation, in Limerick and in the larger conflict, if we are to understand what occurred there in late September and early October. The facts are simple: Ginkel’s … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Jacobite Collapse

The War of the Two Kings was, for all intents and purposes, decided by the Battle of Aughrim. The Jacobite losses, both there and in the immediate aftermath, were simply too great for the movement to remain sustainable. With those … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Winter Operations And Aims In 1691

The major campaigns of the War of the Two Kings had ceased with the taking Cork and Kinsale by John Churchill, but, through the winter months at the end of 1690 and into the beginning of 1691, there were still … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Marlborough At Kinsale

John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, had, with the help of the Duke of Württemberg, brought Cork City to heel. But, with the campaign season rapidly approaching its end, he still had one more target he needed to hit. With … Continue reading

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