Professor Murphy's History of Ireland by Duncan Crosbie


Professor Murphy's History of Ireland by Duncan Crosbie

Guided by the cartoon figure of Professor Murphy, children are brought from earliest pre-historic Ireland through to Ireland in the 21st century. Each chapter contains 2 double-page spreads, carefully divided into easily digested smaller sections. The book is illustrated in full colour throughout Contents 1 Prehistoric Ireland and the coming of the Gaels 2 New ideas and invasions, 5th-10th centuries 3 Confusion all around, 10th-11th centuries 4 The shock of the Normans 1169-1254 5 Irish Revival, 14th to 16th centuries 6 Rebellion, Plantation & more Rebellion 1590-1641 7 To Hell or to Connaught, 1641-1685 8 Protestants in charge, 1660-1790 9 Revolution & Famine, 1790-1850 10 Nationalism on the march, 1848-1914 (i) 11 Nationalism on the march, 1848-1914 (ii) 12 War of Independence & the Irish Free State, 1916-1923 13 Partition & republic, 1923-1960s 14 Economic & social liberation, 1960s - present 15 The Troubles and their resolution, 1960s - present

About the Author

Duncan Crosbie has written many books for children, both fiction and non-fiction, and his particular interest is history. He has researched this subject carefully and is able to combine historical facts with a readable narrative style which brings the information to life.

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68 pages


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Publication date

11th September 2009



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