By Gabriel Doherty
Advent by means of Garret Fitzgerald. This ebook seeks to interpret the occasions of Easter Week 1916 because the vital defining occasion of a 'long revolution' in Irish historical past. The origins of the lengthy revolution lie within the moment half the 19th century, and its legacy continues to be being performed out within the first years of the twenty-first century. stated specialists on particular themes search to discover the layered family and foreign, political, criminal and ethical elements of this uniquely influential and arguable occasion. individuals are: Rory O' Dwyer, Michael Wheatley, Brendan O'Shea and Gerry White, D.G. Boyce, Francis M. Carroll, Rosemary Cullen Owens, Jerome aan de Wiel, Adrian Hardiman, Keith Jeffery, Mary McAleese, Owen McGee, Seamus Murphy and Brian P. Murphy.
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The Battle of Stamford Bridge, 25 September 1066 277 Page vii To the Midgley Family: Michael, Elizabeth, Edward, Emma, Matthew, Eleanor, and William and to their extended family in the Wharfe Valley Branch and Leeds 1st Ward who have proven that the people of Yorkshire in the 1990s are much more friendly to foreigners than their ancestors were in 1066 Page ix General Editor's Preface The Norwegian invasion of England in 1066 only lasted a few days and ended in disaster. It might seem a difficult task then to write such a substantial book as this on the subject.
For a while, these Scandinavian raiders, carried onto the English shores in their dragon-prowed ships, were content to feast on the easy monastic and small urban pickings which were spread throughout the countryside. These were fairly rich locations waiting, it seems, for someone to attack them. 5 Naturally, the English did not succumb to these attacks without defending themselves. Many local kings and chieftains tried to oppose these early to mid-eighth-century expeditions, but they were largely unsuccessful, although their lack of success has more often been blamed on their disunity and disorganization than on the Vikings' military capabilities.
This idea was also confirmed in 794 when the Vikings burned the monastery at Jarrow. 3 For these attacks on the British Isles outside of England see Loyn, The Vikings in Britain, pp. 3038; Logan, pp. 4056; and Rosedahl, The Vikings, pp. 21032. 4 Stenton, pp. 24045; Loyn, Vikings in Britain, pp. 3941; Logan, pp. 14158; Rosedahl, The Vikings, pp. 23439; and Peter Sawyer, The Age of the Vikings (New York, 1962), pp. 12024. 5 Logan, pp. 15154 and Sawyer, Age of Vikings, pp. 12629. On the wintering of the Vikings in England see Rosedahl, The Vikings, pp.
1916 - The Long Revolution by Gabriel Doherty