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1 November 2008
This book does not provide us with anything new as regards to some Irish attitudes to Cromwell, it merely repeats what has gone before. Its style is the new instant history, written for 'television' varity that is so common today.Expressions like 'well known bigot' are hardly expressions you expect to find in serious history books,well I don't anyway!He cherry picks his sources to suit his arguement,it is also a bit short on notes.
He is making the mistake that so many Irish historians have a habit of making, he has forgotten to take his 'green tinted glasses' off.If you want your history in black & white this is the book for you.But history does not come in black or white(or Orange & Geen for that matter),but shades of grey.Cromwell was a man of his time with all that implies.In the Ireland of the 1640's and 50's no ones hands were clean.Also is does show that a history degree or even a doctorate does not nessicerly make one a good historian.
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