Galloglas: Hebridean and West Highland Mercenary Kindreds in Medieval Ireland by John Marsden - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This new account of the galloglas-mercenary warriors from the Hebrides and West Highlands who settled in Ireland in the later...

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Details of Galloglas: Hebridean and West Highland Mercenary Kindreds in Medieval Ireland

Exact title of the book
Galloglas: Hebridean and West Highland Mercenary Kindreds in Medieval Ireland
Book author
John Marsden
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
162 pages
Language
English
Published
April 1st 2004 by Birlinn Ltd
File size (in PDF)
648 kB
Galloglas: Hebridean and West Highland Mercenary Kindreds in Medieval Ireland

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This new account of the galloglas-mercenary warriors from the Hebrides and West Highlands who settled in Ireland in the later 13th century and achieved extraordinary prominence on Irish battlefields throughout the 300 years following-is written from a decidedly Scottish perspective. The origins of the six kindreds-MacCabes, MacDonnells, MacDowells, MacRorys, MacSheehys, and MacSweeneys-are traced and the circumstances which brought about their relocation to Ireland are investigated. The book also examines the galloglas as warriors, pointing to their distinctly Norse character and proposing their battle-fury as the last unmistakable echo of the Scandinavian impact on the Celtic west.