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Ireland’s Wars: Tory Island

With Humbert’s defeat at Ballinamuck, another moment had arrived where the British government in Ireland could dare to hope that the fires of rebellion had been stamped out in 1798. The news of Nelson’s victory over Napoleon at the Battle … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Year Of The French

With the serious fighting finished, or so it seemed, Cornwallis set about the task of administering the aftermath. And there was much to do. One of his first acts was a general writ of pardon for low-level rebels in entire … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Road To 1798

The run-up to the year 1798, and the events that took place then, require a bit more complicated backstory if they are to be understood properly. In this entry, I’m going to take a look at the general state of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Expedition d’Irlande

The old dream of invading the British Isles was very much alive in French hearts when Wolfe Tone arrived in Paris. The Revolutionary Armies had gained some success, beating back numerous assaults and winning peace with many enemies by 1795. … Continue reading

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The Next Generation Is Actually Quite Dark

You know, I often find that two opinions hold very firm when it comes to Star Trek: That Deep Space Nine is incredibly dark and The Next Generation is very…light. That is, tha TNG tends to err more on the side … Continue reading

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