The Nine Years War in Munster

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The Nine Years War in Munster

Postby Jd66 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:19 pm

This is an article on the MacCarthy clan or sept during the Nine Years War of 1595-1603.

http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/04/13 ... 1595-1603/

Basically it argues that the unstable and splintered nature of Gaelic lordships made political unity among them impossible. As far as military aspects go, it shows that both sides, but especially the English, systematically practiced scorched earth warfare and targeted civilians at random.
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Re: The Nine Years War in Munster

Postby Jd66 on Sat May 14, 2011 11:12 am

And on Ellen MacCarthy, who survived the whole thing by ratting out her husband. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A ... 2F&h=6d816
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Re: The Nine Years War in Munster

Postby finnobreanan on Mon May 16, 2011 5:48 pm

Both are very informative articles. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: The Nine Years War in Munster

Postby Jd66 on Tue May 17, 2011 2:09 pm

Thanks Finn.
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