O’BRIEN, Ivar. O’Brien of Thomond. The O’Briens in Irish History 1500-1865.


Illustrated. With map and genealogical charts. Chichester: Phillimore, 1986. Quarto. pp. xx, 266. Brown paper boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.
With double page map, and 19 illustrations on 8 glossy paper stock plates. Six pages of O’Brien family tree genealogical charts. Contents: Struggle with the Tudors; The Spanish Armada and Tyrone’s Rebellion, 1584-1603; Life in Ireland in the 16th Century; The 1641 Rebellion and the Civil War 1641-1651; The Usurpation and Cromwellian Settlement 1651-1660; The Restoration and Reign of Charles II - 1660-1685; James II and the War of the Three Kings 1685-1691; The Stary of the Protestant Ascendancy 1692-1700; The Protestant Ascendancy at its Peak 1700-1720; Ireland and the O’Briens before the Union 1720-1800; Prosperity or Emigration - Ireland before the Famine 1800-1835; William Smith O’Brien and the Great Famine 1835-1865; The O’Brien Castles of Thomond; The Descent of the Dromoland O’Briens from William the Conqueror and Robert Bruce; Pedigrees of the Five Principal Branches of the O’Briens.


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