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The Elizabethan Soldier in Ireland

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Cyrill Falls describes how a succession of rebellions challenged a sodden but sturdy English soldiery in late 16th century Ireland.

The wars in Ireland in the reign of Queen Elizabeth mean nothing to the average intelligent reader of history, and little enough even to most historians, because neither fully understand their background. They realize, it may be, that these wars were brought about to some extent by national sentiment and to a greater extent by religious sentiment; they may also see that the struggle was a phase of the English war with Spain.


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