Definitive word on Ireland’s tormentor

God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland. By Micheál Ó Siochrú, Faber and Faber, €16

13th September, 2008

God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland. By Micheál Ó Siochrú, Faber and Faber, €16

The British Library catalogue lists more than 4,000 books about Oliver Cromwell, which raises the legitimate question of whether the world really needs another one. Amazingly enough, Micheál Ó Siochrú has answered that quest ion with a resounding ‘yes’.

His painstaking account of Old Ironside’s military campaign in Ireland...

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