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Castles and colonists : an archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland.

Author: Eric Klingelhofer
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.
Series: Manchester Spenser.
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Castles and colonists is the first book to examine life in the leading province of Elizabeth I's nascent empire. Klinglehofer shows how an Ireland of colonising English farmers and displaced Irish 'savages' are ruled by an imported Protestant elite from their fortified manors and medieval castles. Richly illustrated, it displays how a generation of English 'adventurers' including such influential intellectual and  Read more...
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Klingelhofer, Eric
Castles and colonists : An archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland
Manchester : Manchester University Press, c2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Klingelhofer
ISBN: 9781847793195 1847793193
OCLC Number: 818847441
Description: 1 online resource (193 p.)
Contents: 9780719082467; 9780719082467; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Archaeology and Elizabeth's empire; 2 Elizabethan fortifications in Ireland; 3 Colonial settlement; 4 Vernacular architecture; 5 The archaeology of Kilcolman Castle; 6 Spenserian architecture in Ireland; 7 Conclusions; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Manchester Spenser.

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Castles and colonists is the first book to examine life in the leading province of Elizabeth I's nascent empire. Klinglehofer shows how an Ireland of colonising English farmers and displaced Irish 'savages' are ruled by an imported Protestant elite from their fortified manors and medieval castles. Richly illustrated, it displays how a generation of English 'adventurers' including such influential intellectual and political figures as Spenser and Ralegh, tried to create a new kind of England, one that gave full opportunity to their Renaissance tastes and ambitions. Based on decades of research, C.

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