- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: Ulster Heritage (March 21, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985587628
- ISBN-13: 978-0985587628
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,446,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Laggan Redshanks: The Highland Scots in West Ulster, 1568-1630 Paperback – March 21, 2014
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About the Author
Barry R McCain is the administrator of the Ulster Heritage Project. The Project sponsors the Ulster Heritage DNA Project and promotes research into family and general history of the nine counties of Ulster. Mr McCain has a degree in history from Ole Miss. He works as a writer and lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
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It is my opinion that the author assumes his readers will have at least a broad, basic knowledge of the history of the British Isles during this time period; however, even with my limited knowledge of the subject, I had no difficulty following the narrative. Without a doubt, the author’s inclusion of the “Dramatis Personae” at the beginning of the book helped me to keep all of the players straight.
While this book appears on the surface to be somewhat academic, the intrigues recounted within its pages give it a much broader appeal. Anyone with Ulster Scots ancestry, or simply an interest in the historic conflicts involving the Irish, Scots, and English, should find this book fascinating. McCain promised “Gaelic sexual intrigues” and “English Machiavellian manoeuvres,” and he did not disappoint. In addition to the history, McCain has included Portlough Precinct Muster Rolls for the year 1630, which list the able-bodied men of the district (many with Redshanks surnames) by name, as well as the undertakers, or landowners, to whom they were obligated. Also included is an alphabetical list of the Redshanks surnames found on those muster rolls, along with their origins and meanings. These last two resources may be particularly useful to genealogists searching for links to their Ulster Scots roots.