The story of the struggle between English and Irish aspirations in the ages since the first English incursions into Ireland in the twelfth century, with particular emphasis on the individuals behind the events. Illustrated.
Carmel McCaffrey is a native of Dublin and lectures on Irish history, literature, culture, and language at Johns Hopkins University and at the Smithsonian Institution. She is a Gaelic speaker and frequently travels to Ireland. Her earlier book, In Search of Ancient Ireland, written with Leo Eaton, was a companion to the PBS series. She lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.