Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.

Author Name    Ellis, Peter Berresford.

Title   THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.

Publisher    Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition.

Seller ID   22583

163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good

Price = 27.50 USD


Also available.
THE NEW CRUSADERS AND OTHER POEMS., King, Amabel.  Inscribed by author.
THE NEW CRUSADERS AND OTHER POEMS.
King, Amabel. Inscribed by author.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

OLD LAMPS AGLOW: AN APPRECIATION OF EARLY CANADIAN POETRY.
Lande, Lawrence M.
125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

BABBLINGS AND RANDOM VERSE., Lande, Lawrence Montague.  Inscribed by author.
BABBLINGS AND RANDOM VERSE.
Lande, Lawrence Montague. Inscribed by author.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

IN THE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE AND OTHER VERSES., Lawson, Henry.
IN THE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE AND OTHER VERSES.
Lawson, Henry.
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

COLLECTED POEMS., Layton, Irving.  Signed.
COLLECTED POEMS.
Layton, Irving. Signed.
70.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

AN IDIOT JOY., Mandel, Eli.
AN IDIOT JOY.
Mandel, Eli.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

MAO TSETUNG POEMS., Mao Tsetung.  (Mao Tse-tung.)
MAO TSETUNG POEMS.
Mao Tsetung. (Mao Tse-tung.)
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG).  THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL., Marquis, Don.  Edited with preface by Jeff Adams.  Illustrated by Ed Frascino.
ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG). THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL.
Marquis, Don. Edited with preface by Jeff Adams. Illustrated by Ed Frascino.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH., Nash, Ogden.  Illustrated by Katie Lee.
UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH.
Nash, Ogden. Illustrated by Katie Lee.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

OUR GOOD OLD WORLD.
Nesbit, Wilbur D.
40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

FLIGHT WITHOUT FEAR., Palmer, Winthrop Bushnell.
FLIGHT WITHOUT FEAR.
Palmer, Winthrop Bushnell.
30.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

OASIS IN TIME., Peppler, Ruth Churchill.  Photography by Jim Ford.  Inscribed by author and photographer.  Foreword by Hagood Hardy.
OASIS IN TIME.
Peppler, Ruth Churchill. Photography by Jim Ford. Inscribed by author and photographer. Foreword by Hagood Hardy.
19.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie