The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne


The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne is a 1581 book by John Derricke

The book is dedicated to Philip Sidney It praises the deputyship of Philip's father Henry Sidney and English victories over the Irish1 The work opens with a poetic history of Ireland and its conflicts with the English, presenting reasons for English rule This proceeds to a set of twelve woodcut illustrations interspersed with verse narration, describing Henry Sidney's victories of Irish rebels and denigrating Irish culture The book ends with the surrender of Turlough Luineach Ó Neill, king of Tyrone, in 15782

There is only one complete version extant, at the Edinburgh University Library A copy was produced and edited by the university librarian in 18833

Footnotesedit

  1. ^ Highley, Christopher 1997 Shakespeare, Spenser, and the crisis in Ireland 1 publ ed Cambridge University Press pp 44–45 ISBN 9780521581998 
  2. ^ "Image of Irelande, pl 3" University of Edinburgh Retrieved 1 August 2013 
  3. ^ "The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick" University of Edinburgh Retrieved 1 August 2013 

Referencesedit

  • Andrew Hadfield, "Derricke, John fl 1578–1581", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004, accessed 27 July 2010
  • James A Knapp, "'That moste barbarous Nacion': John Derricke's Image of Ireland and the 'delight of the well disposed reader'", findarticlescom, 2000
  • Anthony M McCormack and Terry Clavin, "Derricke, John", Dictionary of Irish Biography, Eds James Mcguire and James Quinn, Cambridge University Press, 2009

External linksedit

  • Woodcuts from The Image of Irelande, Edinburgh University Library
  • The Image of Irelande, 1883 reprint with introduction and notes, downloadable in multiple formats from Archiveorg
  • Richard Marsh's explanation of plate 3


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