Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798

Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798

In 1798, the Irish rose up against the corrupt English government run out of Dublin. Joined by both Protestants and Catholics, the rebellion quickly spread across the country. Although the Irish peasantry were armed mostly with pikes, they were able to overwhelm a number of small, isolated British outposts. However, even with the half-hearted assistance of the French, the Irish could not compete with the organized ranks of the British Army when under competent leadership.… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 48 pages

Language: English


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