Chronicles of the County Wexford (1877)

Author: George Griffiths

Book ID: 68058

Price: 150.00

Chronicles of the County Wexford, Being A Record of Memorable Incidents, Disasters, Social Occurrences, and Crimes, also, Biographies of Eminent Persons, &c., &c., Brought down to the Year 1877. Enniscorthy: “Watchman” office, [1877]. First Edition. Pp , 478. Rebound in blue cloth boards, title in gilt to spine.

Charts the history of the county through a deliberately rambling collection of ‘memorable incidents, disasters, social occurrences, crimes and biographies of eminent persons.’

Wexford was the scene of the first Norman invasion in 1169 when a Norman army was invited to Ireland to fight on behalf of Diarmuid McMurrough, King of Leinster.

In his introduction Griffths remarks on how few if any monuments or tombs remain to commemorate the legacy of the various Old English families which came to ruled County Wexford from the time of Strongbow. He suspects that many of them fell victim to the Cromwellian armies which defeat the alliance of Old English and Gaelic Irish families of the Catholic Confederacy who support Charles I during the English Civil War.

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