The Irish Wars 1485–1603

The Irish Wars 1485–1603

Men-at-Arms 256
  • Author: Ian Heath
  • Illustrator: David Sque
  • Short code: MAA 256
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855322806
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Reformation in England further distanced the Irish, as the majority of Irishmen adhered stubbornly to their Catholicism. Eventually, in Elizabeth's reign, both sides resorted to the use of force on a large scale in a series of bloody wars and rebellions that were to culminate in the Earl of Tyrone's 'Great Rebellion' of 1595-1603. This text by Ian Heath looks at the history, organisation and tactics of the armies of the Irish Wars 1485-1603, armies which included such troops as the fearsome Irish Galloglasses, who bore a deadly axe six feet long with a blade one foot broad!

Biographical Note

Ian Heath is a highly respected author, and has written a number of Osprey titles, including MAA 89 Byzantine Armies 886-1118, MAA 287 Byzantine Armies 1118-1461, and MAA 275 The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66. Ian lives and works in Cambridgeshire, UK.David Sque has worked on a wide range of titles for Osprey, including Medieval Chinese Armies and the Irish Wars. He lives and works in Dorset.


Introduction Chronology The Irish Anglo-Irish Armies Tactics The Cavalry Pacata Hibernia The Plates

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