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The Churchills in Ireland : connections and controversies /
editor, Robert McNamara.
imprint
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2012.
description
xiv, 285 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0716530848 (hbk.), 9780716530848 (hbk.)
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imprint
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2012.
isbn
0716530848 (hbk.)
9780716530848 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8322117
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-274) and index.
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Since the seventeenth century, the Churchill family, one of Britain┬┐s greatest political and military dynasties, has had an enormous impact on the history of Ireland. This book seeks to trace this relationship in a series of essays examining some of the connections and controversies. It explores the key figures in the Churchill family who influenced Irish history, including the first Sir Winston Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough, Lord Randolph Churchill and Winston Churchill himself. Two important Irish Churchillians, Bourke Cockran and Brendan Bracken, were influential figures in their own right in America and Britain respectively, and are part of this collection. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a fascinating assessment of one British family┬┐s important influence on the course of Irish history.
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This title provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Churchill family on Ireland and Irish history. The book explores biography, Irish history and politics, Anglo-Irish relations and military history.
Main Description
Since the 17th century, the Churchill family, one of Britain's greatest political and military dynasties, has had an enormous impact on the history of Ireland. This book traces this relationship in a series of essays examining the connections and controversies. It explores the key figures in the Churchill family who influenced Irish history and politics, including the first Sir Winston Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough, Lord Randolph Churchill, and Winston Churchill himself. Also included in the collection are Bourke Cockran and Brendan Bracken, two important Irish Churchillians who were influential figures in their own right in the US and Britain respectively. This comprehensive overview provides a fascinating assessment of one British family's important influence on the course of Irish history.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
The Churchills in Ireland: An Introductionp. 1
Sir Winston Churchill and Restoration Irelandp. 13
'Marlborough's first independent command': John Churchill's Military Campaign in Ireland, 1690p. 33
Writing and Fighting the Churchills: Strange and Surprising Connections between the Churchills, the Hookes and Irelandp. 51
Lord Randolph Churchill's Irish Apprenticeship and its Aftermath, 1877-85p. 65
Lord Randolph Churchill and Ireland: The Road to and from the Orange Card, 1886-1893p. 87
Churchill and Ulster Unionists: 1918-1925p. 127
Winston Churchill and Eamon de Valera: A Thirty-Year 'Relationship'p. 155
'On the thin crust of ashes, beneath which the lava is still glowing': Winston Churchill, the Historian and Irelandp. 173
Winston Churchill: The Untold Story of Young Winston and his American Mentorp. 199
'Dear Brendan': Winston Churchill and Brendan Brackenp. 221
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 275
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