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Derrick's Eonar/Ionar or Tutu, mystery solved?

... it wrong. I agree with those observations. The one illustration from Derrick's book where the eonar looks plausable is the image titled "The English army is drawn up for battle, while Sidney himself parleys with a defiant messenger from the Irish (Donolle O'Breane) http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/Gallery/researchcoll/pages/bg0059_jpg.htm ...
by finnobreanan
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Derrick's Eonar/Ionar or Tutu, mystery solved?
Replies: 12
Views: 17174

Re: 16th Century Shields

... across this entry for hobilars at Wikipedia. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobelar It goes into a bit of detail about the equipment of hobilars in English service. The English adopted hobilars from the Irish, so native Irish equipment was probably the same, but nowhere is there a shield mentioned ...
by Stephen Curtin
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96358

Re: 16th Century Shields

... John Derricke's Image of Irelande, the de burgo family bible, and one from the 14th century showing three hobilars charging downhill at an English army. Of the three only John Derricke's (which is probably the least reliable) has shields of any kind. So I think to find the answer we will ...
by Stephen Curtin
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:17 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96358

Re: 16th Century Shields

... and this might not be the most accurate source. The shields shown in this book appear to be steel targets, and are used by both Irish and English cavalry, thing is that I don't know of any other piece of evidence for English light cavalry using shields like this, or any other country for ...
by Stephen Curtin
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96358

Re: Auxie Uniforms.

... superb piece of research with good photographs.” ULSTER GENEALOGICAL REVIEW JOURNAL, “An excellent and nicely-produced important new publication”. ENGLISH BUYER, “Received the book this morning, cannot put it down”. THE RIC FORUM, “This is a very informative reference copy and will add to the body ...
by auldhand
Fri May 20, 2011 12:20 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Auxie Uniforms.
Replies: 20
Views: 26561

Fun With Genealogy

... Finn O' Breanan (in honor of my mother Rose Mary Brennan and my Brennan ancestors), and Finn is abreviated for my white legs! While researching my English ancestors, the Wearren family, I was able to trace them to the De Wearrens of England. William De Wearren married Maude Marshall, the Granddaughter ...
by finnobreanan
Tue May 10, 2011 4:11 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fun With Genealogy
Replies: 0
Views: 1953

The Mortimer History Society Spring Conference

... Mortimer family had ‘semi-royal’ status’. From the time of the Norman Conquest, the Mortimer family based at Wigmore and Ludlow were prominent in English and Welsh history. Both speakers at the Mortimer History Society conference are internationally famous authors - Ian Mortimer, and Alison Weir ...
by The Re-Enactor
Wed May 04, 2011 11:24 am
 
Forum: Events
Topic: The Mortimer History Society Spring Conference
Replies: 0
Views: 3605

The Nine Years War in Munster

... nature of Gaelic lordships made political unity among them impossible. As far as military aspects go, it shows that both sides, but especially the English, systematically practiced scorched earth warfare and targeted civilians at random.
by Jd66
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: The Nine Years War in Munster
Replies: 3
Views: 4724

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... a German raid—at gunpoint and with the threat, I’m an Irishman and an old friend of mine in the IRA once told me that if I ever had to shoot an Englishman I should aim at his balls and I’d hit him in the stomach. (Vigors was speaking of John Bell from Kenmare, who had taught him how to shoot—see ...
by michaelcarragher
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:21 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307855

Re: Tods Stuff/English Cutler Large Seax

Seax is sold via EBAY. Brat is still up for grabs.
by Jason H
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Tods Stuff/English Cutler Large Seax
Replies: 5
Views: 7335
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