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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

New book – 1348: A Medieval Apocalypse – explores the Black Death in Ireland

http://irishhistorypodcast.ie/new-book-on-the-black-death-in-ireland-out-now/
Through the lives of eight people, Finbar tells
the story of a chaotic and gruesome period
of Irish history
A new book exploring the Black Death in medieval Ireland has been published by historian and podcaster Finbar Dwyer, founder of the popular IrishHistoryPodcast.ie.

1348: A Medieval Apocalypse – the Black Death in Ireland is Fin's second book. It focuses on the lives of eight people who experienced the chaos of the time. Among them are James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond; Gyle de Burgh, the wife of sir Richard Mandeville; Johanna Stackpoll (a previously unknown Dublin widow unearthed through Fin's research); and Friar John Clyn, a priest and chronicler from Kilkenny.

A five-minute sample of the latter's tale is told in a preview podcast – The Great Mortality – here.

The book is available in audio, hardback and eBook and costs €9.99, €7.49 and €19.99 respectively. It is available only at IrishHistoryPodcast.ie.