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Great Irish Documents presents the most momentous and stirring documents in the history of Ireland. From St Patrick's confession, via the harrowing reports of the Famine Relief Commission, the dramatic Proclamation of the Republic and the controversial 1921 Anglo-Irish treaty, to the road to peace and the Good Friday agreement, here is a unique overview of over 1500 years of Irish history. The transcript of each document is preceded by an introduction, written by Professor Richard Aldous, that places the text in its historical context and explains its significance, as well as by iconic images of the documents and their creators. Presented chronologically, this anthology provides a remarkable insight into the story of Ireland.

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 188 x 268 x 24mm | 997.9g
  • 25 Sep 2008
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London
  • English
  • 50 black and white illustrations
  • 1847246729
  • 9781847246721
  • 486,756

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Dr Richard Aldous is the head of the School of History and Archives at University College, Dublin. He comments regularly on international affairs on Radio 4 and 5, Prime Time, Questions and Answers and contributes to the Irish Times. His published works include The Lion and the Unicorn, Tunes of Glory, Harold MacMillan and the Irish Christmas no. 1 Great Irish Speeches.

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"A superbly written chronicle that explains much about these men and the political development of nineteenth-century Britain." --"Booklist" on "The Lion and the Unicorn"

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