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The Liberties : a history
The Liberties : a history
Curtis, Maurice2013
Following the murder of Thomas a Becket, King Henry II came to Ireland. He decreed that an abbey be founded in his memory, and the monks that founded it were to be free from city taxes and rates. This 'Liberty' expanded and took in the part of Dublin which today is known as the Liberties, one of Dublin's oldest and most interesting parts of the capital, occupying a unique place in Ireland's social and cultural history. In this book, author Maurice Curtis explores this fascinating history and its significance to the people of Dublin.
Main title:
The Liberties : a history / Maurice Curtis.
Dublin : History Press Ireland, 2013.
255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255)
1.The Gaelic, Viking and Norman Origins of Dublin -- 2.Henry II: Liberties or Franchises? -- 3.The Middle Ages: Barbers, Blackpitts and the Black Death -- 4.From the Tudors to the Georgians -- 5.The Huguenots: Weavers and Dutch Billies -- 6.The United Irishmen: The Wearing of the Green -- 7.From Daniel O'Connell to the Irish Tricolour -- 8.Forged in the Smithy: Poverty and Tenements -- 9.The 1916 Rising and The Liberties -- 10.The Wood Quay Campaign and the Knight -- 11.Boots, Brews, Biscuits and the Golden Triangle -- 12.Stairways to Heaven: Landscape of Spires -- 13.A Tour of The Liberties: By the Sign of the Leather Bottle -- 14.Celebrating The Liberties.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryHistory941.835 CURAvailable