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Ireland’s Wars: The Fuse Of The 1520’s

Ireland, by the middle of the 1520’s, was rapidly coming to the boil in a way it hadn’t for many years. The native Irish warred everywhere, immigrants from Scotland were causing fractions and the feuds between the various Anglo-Irish nobles … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Surrey And The Inevitable Solution

Gerald, the Earl of Kildare, never really stopped campaigning after Knockdoe, involving himself frequently in the wars of the native Irish against others. With allies he marched to victories over the McCarthy’s of Kerry, was defeated by the O’Brien’s of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Earl Of Kildare And The Simnel Conspiracy

The Wars of the Roses did not come to a decisive end until the 1480’s, despite the apparent victory of the Yorkist side. As previously mentioned, the three sons of Richard, the Duke of York – Edward, George and namesake … Continue reading

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