A sweeping, accessible history of Ireland adapted from Dr Jonathan Bardon’s BBC series. In this thoughtful analysis of Irish society, Bardon integrates the significant cultural and literary history of Ireland with its political and social histories.
Based on the hugely popular BBC series A Short History of Ireland, each episode stands alone, providing a snippet of Irish history in five minutes’ reading. In turn, reading each episode in sequence from beginning to end provides a magisterial history of Europe’s most western land.
Complete with a new introduction and epilogue, A History of Ireland in 100 Episodes is for anyone looking for a short but authoritative history of the island of Ireland.
Dr Jonathan Bardon, a former lecturer at Queens University, Belfast, was the author of numerous works of Irish historiography. In 2002, he was awarded an OBE for his ‘services to community life’ in Northern Ireland. Jonathan died in 2020.
Fergal Tobin, Jonathan’s former editor, completed the work with his family’s blessing shortly before his own death in 2023.
|Dr Jonathan Bardon, completed by Fergal Tobin
|26 Oct 2023