Wednesday 1 March 2017

Four Courts Press: 20% off two medieval history titles

From now until 16 March, Four Courts Press, one of Ireland's best-known publishers history and heritage, is giving a Double Discount (20%) on two recent medieval studies titles, as follows.

The Geraldines & Medieval Ireland – The making of a myth, editors Peter Crooks & Seán Duffy. Conquerors, castle-builders and colonizers, the Geraldines (or FitzGeralds) were the most celebrated dynasty in Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion; their most celebrated member during the Middle Ages was Gearóid Mór, the Great Earl of Kildare.

In this 446-page book, some of Ireland's finest historians trace the history of the Great Earl's family from its origins to the 16th century, and offer fresh appraisals of the Geraldines and the importance of their legacy.

ISBN: 978-1-84682-571-2. Special offer.

Richard II and the Irish Kings, by Darren McGettigan: Unlike most late-medieval kings of England, Richard II showed interest in his lordship of Ireland and mounted two expeditions to the island in 1394–5 and 1399. In the process, he found himself out-negotiated and out-fought by Art MacMurchadha Caomhánach, king of the Leinster Mountains, and Niall Mór and Niall Óg Ó Néill, kings of Tyrone and high-kings of Ulster.

This 232-page book tells the story of his encounters with his reluctant Gaelic Irish vassals, before returning to England and being deposed, within the month, by his cousin, Henry (King Henry IV).

ISBN: 978-1-84682-602-3. Special offer.