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A Short History of Ulster
by Sean McMahon
A concise history of Ireland's most fascinating province, from pre-history to the establishment of devolved government in 1999 as a result of the current peace process.
Paperback, 207 pages
Published December 28th 2000 by Mercier Press
(first published December 2000)
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Wow! What a rollicking roller coaster ride through eight thousand years of Irish history. A fast paced page turner if ever there was one, and I'm not joking. It starts gently enough as Sean McMahon sets the geographical scene in pre-history and moves succinctly through the bronze and iron ages in Ireland's "most fascinating province" (to quote the back cover). The pace picks up steam as he covers the arrival of the Celts, early Christianity, The Vikings and the Norman invasion. Phew! Before long ...more