The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Century - Irish Historical Monographs v. 12 (Hardback)
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The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Century - Irish Historical Monographs v. 12 (Hardback)

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It is well-known that many Irishmen who refused to submit to the English in the reigns of Elizabeth and the early Stuart kings, including the famous earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell, went to fight for the king of Spain, but what they did when they joined the Spanish armies is much less well-known. This book provides a wealth of detail on the activities of the Irish in the Spanish armies in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It outlines who the Irish soldiers were, how they were recruited and the terms under which they served. It discusses their military roles both in the wars in Flanders between the Spanish and their former Dutch subjects, and, later, in the Hispanic peninsula, showing how the Irish were often employed as elite troops who made significant contributions to major military actions, such as the siege of Breda in 1624. It examines military tactics, explores the politics of the Spanish armies, showing how the Irish fitted in, and discusses how, when the rebellion of 1641 broke out in Ireland, many Irish soldiers returned to Ireland to resume the fight against the English. Eduardo de Mesa completed his doctorate at University College Dublin. He is the author of La pacificacion de Flandes. Spinola y las campanas de Frisia (1604-1609) (2009), and Discurso Militar del Marques de Aytona (2008), co-author of La Monarquia de Felipe III (2008), and author of numerous articles, chapters in edited collections, and encyclopedia entries.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843839514
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Contains a wealth of information which future generations of historians will be able to draw on. WAR IN HISTORY One marvels at how much the author accomplishes in 216 pages of text. To craft a monograph that is genuinely multifaceted in its scholarly contributions is quite a feat. We can anticipate with assurance that further deeply researched cross-cultural studies will be proffered by Eduardo de Mesa. DE RE MILITARI A work of scrupulous scholarship, impressively rich in archival detail: a study apt to qualify got the ascription 'definitive'. THE IRISH SWORD Of exceptional value to the study of the Irish in Europe. IRISH LIVES REMEMBERED

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