the lion and the cross a novel of saint patrick and ancient ireland

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The Lion And The Cross

Author : Joan Lesley Hamilton
ISBN : 9781480417830
Genre : Fiction
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The man who would become Ireland’s beloved patron saint confronts his destiny during the tumultuous Dark Ages in this vibrant, enthralling novel In 410 CE, arrogant sixteen-year-old Magonus Sucatus Patricius denounces Christianity as a religion for cowards when the Roman legions withdraw, leaving Britain vulnerable to raiders from the west. Determined to wield a sword despite being the grandson of a priest, the affluent young man is taken captive by barbarians and sold into slavery to a cruel Irish king. On a mountaintop in Eire, a shepherd strips him of his grand Roman name and calls him Padraic, marking him a man of no consequence. Set against the magnificent backdrop of ancient Ireland and based on available historical facts, Saint Patrick’s Confession, and Celtic myth, this gripping novel follows Patrick as he finds his faith while fighting to escape bondage in Eire. Friendship with a king, love for a queen, and enmity with the druids who fear his God will embroil him in a civil war in a land from which he will struggle to flee—only to be called to return.

102 Books Pamphlets And Articles In Periodicals Relating To Saint Patrick

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Fairbairn S Book Of Crests Of The Families Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : James Fairbairn
ISBN : 9780806301075
Genre : Crests
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The History Of The Ancient Irish From Their Reception Of Christianity Till The Invitation Of The English In The Reign Of Henry The Second Tr From The Orig Irish Book 2 With Amendments By D O Connor

Author : Geoffrey Keating
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The Every Day Book And Table Book

Author : William Hone
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000107767
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The International Flag Book In Color

Author : Christian Fogd Pedersen
ISBN : UOM:39015015185781
Genre : Reference
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A colorful collection of flags and coats of arms, providing notes on the origin and significance of each design

From Ireland Coming

Author : Colum Hourihane
ISBN : 069108825X
Genre : Art
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Lying at Europe's remote western edge, Ireland long has been seen as having an artistic heritage that owes little to influences beyond its borders. This publication, the first to focus on Irish art from the eighth century AD to the end of the sixteenth century, challenges the idea that the best-known Irish monuments of that period-the high crosses, the Book of Kells, the Tara Brooch, the round towers-reflect isolated, insular traditions. Seventeen essays examine the iconography, history, and structure of these familiar works, as well as a number of previously unpublished pieces, and demonstrate that they do have a place in the main currents of European art. While this book reveals unexpected links between Ireland, Late-Antique Italy, the Byzantine Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, its center is always the artistic culture of Ireland itself. It includes new research on the Sheela-na-gigs, often thought to be merely erotic sculptures; on the larger cultural meanings of the Tuam Market Cross and its nineteenth-century re-erection; and on late-medieval Irish stone crosses and metalwork. The emphasis on later monuments makes this one of the first volumes to deal with Irish art after the Norman invasion. The contributors are Cormac Bourke, Mildred Budny, Tessa Garton, Peter Harbison, Jane Hawkes, Colum Hourihane, Catherine E. Karkov, Heather King, Susanne McNab, Raghnall Ó Floinn, Emmanuelle Pirotte, Roger Stalley, Kees Veelenturf, Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk, Niamh Whitfield, Maggie McEnchroe Williams, and Susan Youngs.

The High Crosses Of Ireland

Author : Peter Harbison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004060658
Genre : History
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The World Book

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The General Armory Of England Scotland Ireland And Wales Comprising A Registry Of Armorial Bearings From The Earliest To The Present Time Volume 3 Only

Author : Sir Bernard Burke C B LL D
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Ulster King of Arms. Author of The Peerage and Baronetage; History of the Landed Gentry; Dormant And Extinct Peerage; Vicissitudes of Families; &c., &c. First published in 1842 and "most favourably received," it was vastly expanded and published anew in 1

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