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The Twilight Lords: Elizabeth I and the First Irish Holocaust Paperback – June 25, 2002
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Richard Berleth is Professor of History at St. Francis College in New York.
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Many giants of the age move across the pages of this book. We are introduced to Edmund Spenser ("The Faerie Queen"), Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth I, Phillip II of Spain, Francis Walshingham, William Cecil, Robert Dudley, James FitzMaurice, Gerald Fitzgerald, Red Hugh O'Donnell, Hugh O'Neill, James Eustace, Father Sanders, and many, many more.
Unfortunately, only 30-40 pages of the book are dedicated to the O'Neill uprising of the 1590s and early 1600s. One has the sense that the author was compelled to cut the work short. He rushes through the story of Hugh O'Neill and Red Hugh O'Donnell, all the while exclaiming that theirs was the most significant rebellion in Ireland's history. Perhaps Mr. Berleth had grown tired of his subject by that point, and moved on to more interesting pursuits. Even so, The Twilight Lords was an illuminating read, and I highly recommend it to students of Irish and Elizabethan English history.