The 1863 Boston draft riot. By Joe Regan During 1–5 May 1863, fighting raged in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, between the Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons In the early years of Elizabeth I’s reign, Jacob Aconcio, an Italian inventor in England, sent a carefully worded petition to the queen: ‘Nothing is more honest […]

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‘At Tubberneering and Ballyellis Full many a Hessian lay in his gore’ By Nicholas Dunne-Lynch The ballad Boolevogue, which celebrates the heroism of the Wexford rebels during the rebellion of […]

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A newly discovered poem from County Offaly in the 1641 Rebellion. By Jane Maxwell Among a small cache of papers relating to the Digby family of Warwickshire, now in the […]

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By Chris Chevallier The Bruce invasion was a major turning point in medieval Irish history, a calamity that seriously damaged English influence in Ireland until the Tudor Reconquest. At the […]

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