GLEESON, Dermot F. The Last Lords of Ormond. A History of the “Countrie of the Three O’Kennedys” during the Seventeenth Century. With illustrations and large folding maps of the Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond.


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London: Sheed & Ward, 1938. Crown octavo. pp. xviii, 267. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. Scarce.
A scholarly study of the old Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond in the seventeenth century, with special reference to the O’Kennedy family. A local history - a cross-section of Irish history, which touches English history and English characters - Strafford’s Survey, the Cromwellian Plantation, of which we receive an extraordinary vivid and detailed narrative. There are Cromwellian colonels, buying up all the soldiers’ grants and accumulating vast estates; the Great Duke of Ormond doing his best for the old landowners, but unable to do much; there is Earl Walter of the Rosaries, the Elizabethan prelude, and the aftermath.

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