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British History

Celtic Revival in Ireland: Irish Language

December 6, 2020

One aspect of the ancient Irish culture forgotten partly due to British dominance was the Irish language. In the 19th century, different attempts were made to revive the language. The Gaelic League was the most prominent player in this challenge. […]

Uragh Stone Circle, Gleninchaquin Park, Co. Kerry Ireland
British History

Celtic Revival in Ireland: Political Backgrounds and Aspects

December 6, 2020

The revival of Celtic identity in Ireland was directly tied to political backgrounds. The way the Irish saw themselves in relation to the British determined their Irish identity. Their efforts in bringing back the cultural aspects of ancient Ireland started in the field of sports and reviving two old Irish games. […]

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British History

The Revival of Scottish Celtic Identity

November 29, 2020

The Celtic identity of Scotland had been taken from them by such rules as the Dress Act. The repeal of the Act and some famous literary works led to the revival of Scottish identity and traditions. […]

Celtic Cross at rock of cashel, co tipperary, ireland
British History

Scholarly Investigations of the Celtic Heritage

November 29, 2020

The scholarly research on the Celtic heritage conducted by George Buchanan in the late 16th century mostly regarded linguistic connections between the Celtic languages. The linguistic investigations led to findings of the relationships between the Celtic peoples. But not all of them were based on reliable evidence. […]

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, depicted in the background.
British History

The Last Irish Rebellion Against England

November 16, 2020

Irish rebels had fought for centuries against England in spite of the Crown’s attempts to decrease the Irishness in Irish lands to make them submit to English rule. The last of these rebellions was linked to one of the most famous families in Ireland, the O’Neill family. […]

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British History

How Did the Norman Conquest Alter England-France Relationship?

October 23, 2020

Once they had conquered England, the dukes of Normandy got to enjoy the title of ‘king’. As a result, they were subordinate to the kings of France, but at the exact same time, they were equals of the kings of France. This aberrational situation led to much bloodshed in future centuries, as kings of France and kings of England tried to work out the exact nature of their relationship. […]

Palace of Westminster in the middle of the frame, with remnants of the setting sun reflecting off of the clouds above, and River Thames and the bridge is visible in the foreground.
British History

How Did Governance Change in England after Norman Conquest

October 23, 2020

One of the key differences between the English government of the High Middle Ages and the governments in other parts of Europe was that the kings of England didn’t move around much, and established permanent seats of government early on. […]

An oil on canvas painting depicting a scene of battle, with men on horses to the right and left of the frame with swords and spears in hand attempting to kill men on the ground, some of whom are dead and lying on the ground in the bottom- center of the frame, and there's a clear blue sky above with a few white clouds.
British History

What Fueled the Norman Conquest of England?

October 22, 2020

Even though, in 1066, Norman conquerors, hailing from Normandy in northern France, seized the English throne from the Anglo-Saxon rulers who had previously held it, Anglo-Saxon England and Normandy had had very close relations in the decades leading up to the Norman Conquest. The closeness of these relations would pave the way for the Norman Conquest of England. […]

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