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REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Anonymous Was A Woman exhibition, Linen Hall Library, Belfast
Paul Strzelecki—a forgotten Polish hero of the Great Irish Famine
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Peter Byrne, Ballykinlar Camp internee, 1920–1
H.T. Barrie and the Irish Convention
The great cover-up: the truth about the death of Michael Collins
John Nicholson
Markievicz in Mountjoy
‘Keeper of the Flame’
Saint Patrick retold correction
Was the War of Independence necessary?

Platform
850 years of oppression?
Seán Duffy

KINDRED LINES:
How Anglo-Norman names were Hibernicised
Fiona Fitzsimons

ARTEFACTS:
Strongbow’s tomb
Stuart Kinsella

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
Seán Hogan rescued at Knocklong
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr.

Reviews

RADIO EAR:
Charred remains
John Gibney

MUSEUM EYE:
The Norman Way, Co. Wexford
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
Ó Corráin, Clavis litterarum Hibernensium. Medieval Irish books & texts (c. 400–c. 1600)
By Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

 

Book Reviews
O’Hara (ed.), Columbanus and the peoples of post-Roman Europe
By Carlo Cedro
Busby, French in medieval Ireland, Ireland in medieval French: the paradox of two worlds
By Caoimhe Whelan
McKenzie and Murphy, Life and death in medieval Gaelic Ireland: the skeletons from Ballyhanna, Co. Donegal
By Áine Foley
Devlin, The making of medieval Derry
By Sparky Booker

Features

BACKGROUND:
Derbforgaill and the expulsion of Diarmait Mac Murchada
Denis Casey

NARRATIVE:
1169 and all that
Seán Duffy

ARCHITECTURE:
Ireland’s ‘Norman’ castles
Linzi Simpson and Seán Duffy

PROPAGANDA:
Re-imagining the Conquest: contested histories
Clare O’Halloran

SECOND GLANCE:
A national treasure: Daniel Maclise (1806–70), The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (c. 1854)
Marie Bourke

MEMOIR:
Strongbow 800 in County Wexford
Nicholas Furlong

INTERNATIONAL:
Ireland in the Angevin empire
Colin Veach

HISTORIOGRAPHY:
Orpen v. MacNeill: writing Anglo-Norman Ireland in the revolutionary decade
Ruairí Cullen

CONTEMPORARY:
From Baginbun to Brexit—the shadow of Strongbow
Brian Hanley



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