Date of Defense
Dr. Seamus Cooney
Dr. John Cooley
Oliver Cromwell is a fascinating figure, hated and revered across the former empire. Devotion to and hatred of his memory mark clear lines in the spectrum of Anglo-Hibernian relations. In Ireland I heard more about him than Michael Collins and Brian Boru. I myself was fascinated by these stories and explanations of his cruelty, but even more so by the fact that they were remembered with such detail and enthusiasm.
Griffioen, James, "Beaten into the Clay: The Enduring Presence of Oliver Cromwell and his 1649-1653 Irish Campaign in Irish Folk and Literary Consciousness" (1999). Honors Theses. 1258.
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