Short History Of Ireland, A [bbc7]

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Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The First Plants, Animals And People/stone Age Ireland20101004 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story begins in the Ice Age.

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon, with Frances Tomelty.

Ireland's rich and turbulent story begins in the Ice Age.

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon.

02Neolithic Megaliths/the First Farmers20101005 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with the huts, megaliths and burial chambers of the Stone Age.

With James Greene.

Ireland's story continues with the huts, megaliths and burial chambers of the Stone Age.

03Copper, Bronze And Gold/before The Celts20101006 (BBC7)

Ireland's epic story continues with the artefacts and monuments revealing organised communities.

With Richard Dormer.

Ireland's epic story, with the artefacts and monuments revealing organised communities.

04The Coming Of The Celts/preparing For The Otherworld In Pre-christian Celtic Ireland20101007 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues with the arrival of foreign invaders.

With Frances Tomelty.

05Kings And Champions/agricola Plans To Conquer Ireland20101008 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with Celtic life and legend, and the advent of the Romans.

With Frances Tomelty.

Looking at Celtic life and legend and the advent of the Romans.

06Patrick The Briton/the Early Irish Church20101011 (BBC7)

The country's vivid story continues with the early Christians and the arrival of Saint Patrick.

With Richard Dormer.

Ireland's vivid story continues with the early Christians and the arrival of Saint Patrick

07A Land Of Many Kings/poets, Judges, Nobles, The Free And The Un-free20101012 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with early royalty and the perceived power of poets.

With James Greene.

Ireland's story continues with early royalty and the power of poets.

10St Columba, St Columbanus And The Wandering Irish/the Vikings Are Coming20101015 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with the travels of early Irish monks and the arrival of a major force.

With Frances Tomelty.

The travels of early Irish monks and the arrival of a major force.

11The Wars Of The Gael And The Gall/viking Towns And Cities20101018 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with the terror of the Viking invasion - and the big fight back.

With Richard Dormer.

Ireland's story continues with the terror of the Viking invasion - and the big fight back.

12Brian Boru And The Battle Of Clontarf/a Trembling Sod20101019 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with a long-standing ruler and the impact of events in the year 1014.

With James Greene.

A long-standing ruler and the impact of events in the year 1014.

13The Rape Of Dervogilla/at Baginbun Ireland Was Lost And Won20101020 (BBC7)

The country's colourful and vivid story continues with events leading up to the Norman invasion.

With Frances Tomelty.

The country's colourful story continues with events leading up to the Norman invasion.

14Waterford And Dublin, A Tale Of Two Sieges/henry Ii Comes To Ireland20101021 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with the Norman invasion - and the arrival of fresh royalty.

With Richard Dormer.

Ireland's story continues with the Norman invasion - and the arrival of fresh royalty.

15Conquests And A Failed Treaty/john, Lord Of Ireland20101022 (BBC7)

Ireland's story continues with more bloody battles - and the arrival of fresh royalty.

With Frances Tomelty.

16Dreading The Fury Of The King/the English Colony20101025 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with King John's revenge on his Norman lords and town development.

With Frances Tomelty.

Looking at King John's revenge on his Norman lords and town development.

17Feudal Ireland/a Great Affliction Befell The Country20101026 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues the domination of the Norman Barons - and more battles.

With Richard Dormer.

The country's story continues with the domination of the Norman Barons, and more battles.

18Edward The Bruce/famine20101027 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with the Scottish invasion - and a devastating blow to the nation's health.

With James Greene.

The Scottish invasion - and a devastating blow to the nation's health.

19The Black Death/galloglasses20101028 (BBC7)

The country's epic story continues with a devastating epidemic - and a new mercenary warrior elite.

With Richard Dormer.

A devastating epidemic - and a new mercenary warrior elite.

20More Irish Than The Irish Themselves/the Statute Of Kilkenny20101029 (BBC7)

Ireland's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

With Richard Dormer and Frances Tomelty.

21Into The Land Of The Savage Irish/a Catalan Pilgrim Amongst The Unconquered Irish20101101 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

With Richard Dormer.

22Richard Ii's Great Expedition To Ireland/the Pale20101102 (BBC7)

In the late 14th Century, King Richard II travelled to Ireland to quell the threat of Irish lords.

In the late 14th Century, Richard II went to Ireland to quell the threat of Irish lords.

24Garret Og And Silken Thomas Fitzgerald/the Rebellion Of Silken Thomas20101104 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

Ireland's rich story continues.

69The American Revolution And Ireland/free Trade Or Else20090424 (BBC7)
20090425 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer and Frances Tomelty.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

70The Dungannon Convention Of 1782/grattan's Parliament20090427 (BBC7)
20090428 (BBC7)

The country's rich story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

72The United Irishmen/the Belfast Harp Festival Of 179220090429 (BBC7)
20090430 (BBC7)

The country's rich story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

73At War With France/earl Fitzwilliam's Failure20090430 (BBC7)
20090501 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich story continues.

74Peep O' Day Boys And Defenders/i Will Blow Your Souls To The Low Hills Of Hell20090501 (BBC7)
20090502 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer and James Greene.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

99Assassination In The Phoenix Park/the First Home Rule Bill20090606 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich story continues.

104De-anglicising The Irish People/two Nations?20090613 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich story continues.

109We Are Going To Be Slaughtered/easter Week20090620 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich story continues.

114Stretch Out The Hand Of Forebearance/the Treaty20090627 (BBC7)

The country's rich and turbulent story continues.

With Richard Dormer, James Greene and Frances Tomelty.

The country's rich story continues.