Book Title: 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Ireland

Details: Author: Llywelyn, Morgan

Reading Age: 18 +

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781847175571

Number of pages: 256

Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2 cm

Retail Price: €11.99

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Book Description

The date was Good Friday, April 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 1014. The most ferocious battle ever fought in Ireland was about to begin...

In the three decades since Morgan Llyweyln wrote the bestselling novel Lion of Ireland, she has studied the legendary life of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Often dismissed as a mythical figure, as all the known facts about him are contained within the several Irish annals. But thirty years of research have led Llyweyln to conclude with certainty that Brian Boru actually lived, a great battle took place in 1014: and Ireland won.

Read about the life of Brian Boru and the battle that changed the course of Irish history in this exciting and accessible account.

impeccably researched ... written with the kind of immediacy that brings events to life and draws the reader into the action -- The Irish Echo a welcome addition to the literature prompted by the millennial anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf ... a most readable account of the famous battle ... the author brings to life as never before the Battle of Clontarf and the circumstances surrounding it ... it remains the most accessible narrative to date of one of the most famous battles in Irish history -- The Irish Catholic

About the Author

Historian and novelist Morgan Llywelyn was born in New York City though moved to Ireland in 1985. Morgan is the author of A Pocket History of Irish Rebels and The Vikings in Ireland, an exploration of what actually happened when the Norsemen landed in Ireland."