A History of Irish Flags from Earliest Times (1979)
Book ID: 64557
A History of Irish Flags from Earliest Times. Dublin: Folens, 1979. Pp, 240. Folio. A nice bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.
The first full length history of the use of flags and emblems by Irishmen traces the story from these early references through the victory of Clontarf and the Norman conquest to the pivotal battle of Kinsale (1601) – leading to the great flourish of the Ascendancy period. More numerous and more ornate banners and flags mark the growth of romantic nationalism and the alteration of constitutional agitation and physical force philosophies, through Repeal, Famine and Fenianism to Home Rule, the 1916 Rising and the ultimate parting of orange and green in 1922.
A comprehensive and profusely illustrated work.
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