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Ireland’s Wars: The Start Of The Nine Years War

Yes, we’re going back a bit. My series of posts on the Nine Years War, that most transformative of early-Modern Irish conflicts, has never satisfied me, looking back at them. The wording is sloppy, the conclusions simplistic, the research shallow … Continue reading

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Review: The Great Gatsby

Spoilers Trailer I knew I was going to go and see Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby 15 seconds into the very first trailer, as Tobey Maguire’s drawling narration painted a picture of New York in the “roaring 20s” where “the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Start Of The Nine Years War

Updated 06/05/2018 In the years following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the actions of the English in Ireland, and the reactions of the “Old English” and native Irish, propelled the island on a course towards a war that would … Continue reading

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