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Ireland's Forgotten Past: A History of the Overlooked and Disremembered

My book review from Goodreads...

's reviewMay 07, 2020  · edit
it was amazing Read 2 times. Last read April 20, 2020 to May 7, 2020.
In marvellously entertaining style and with beautifully crafted language, Turtle dips us into and out of historical moments, some of which have great significance. From the emergence of life out of the oceans to pagan rituals adopted by Christian elders, to Vikings, kings, Knights Templar, Cromwell, wars, debauchery, harlots, and brothels and so much more, prepare to be whisked through forgotten or suppressed moments in time.

The chapters are very short and easy to read, and the stories are mostly not connected, so it is possible to pick this book up for short stints over longer periods. It fills in many intervals of history that are perhaps less popular but nevertheless important in explaining how things evolved. The amount of research that had to go into this book is mind-boggling. Thank you, Turtle, for the perfect pandemic distractio…