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From chapter 14, To Hell or Connacht: "The Irish trouble, Cromwell had every reason to believe, was ended with his resettlement of the country with English colonists. But he neglected to consider that peculiar property of Ireland . . . which enables it always to absorb its colonists. The Normans had become Irish, the Danes had become Irish, the English settlers of the Pale had become Irish, and the Scots who settled in Antrim had become Irish. In a couple of generations the descendants of Cromwell's Puritan soldiers became Irish and provided leaders and fighters for subsequent rebellions. It is my considered opinion that had the golden horde of Genghis Khan swept over Ireland, it would not have been long before the Mongols were all Christians, dancing to Irish jigs and crying 'Down with the English' whenever they'd the drink taken."

I stumbled across this book while researching for my senior thesis in the college library. While all of the books I read were interesting, this one was also amusing. The author mixes humor in with his account of Irish history, and makes it one enjoyable read. Unfortunately, the book is out-of-print and not easy to find. I finally broke down and purchased it online, just so I could have it on my bookshelf. It's the single most expensive book I've ever purchased (aside from some college textbooks), but it was well-worth it. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading Irish history -- if they can get their hands on it, that is.


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Ebook The Trouble with the Irish, or the English, Depending on Your Point of View read Online! Also wrote under the pseudonyms Patrick O'Connor, Christopher Webb and Leonard Holton


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