Ireland 1509 to 1603, Society and History
About the Book
This book presents a picture of Ireland in Tudor times, between 1509 and 1603 It deals with Europe in the sixteenth century, England, Irish Society, and Irish history of that period. This enables the reader to place Tudor Ireland in it proper context. The traditional distortions of nationalist propaganda are weeded out.
About the Author
The author was born in Northern Ireland, studied economics and sociology at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed a doctoral thesis on the Catholic Church in Ireland in the early nineteenth century. During post-doctoral research in the British Newspaper Library in London (UK) he came to realise how badly political propaganda had distorted the writing of Irish history. In his books he uses frameworks from archaeology, sociology and economics to arrive at a balanced and neutral perspective.