Historian and podcaster Fin Dwyer has released his second book ‘1348: A Medieval Apocalypse – The Black Death in Ireland’. Exclusively for sale through this site it’s available in audio, hard back and eBook.
1348: A Medieval Apocalypse will immerse you in a fascinating and forgotten world. Late medieval Ireland was a land ravaged by invasion, famine and disease where history proves stranger than fiction.
The book begins in 1315 when a Scots army invaded Ulster triggering three years of devastating war and famine. Ireland had scarcely recovered before the greatest killer in recorded human history – The Black Death – struck in 1348. Life would never be the same again. As this devastating plague swept through Ireland’s cities and towns, many believed they were facing the end of the world.
Telling the story of eight individuals who lived through such chaotic times, the book is laced with evocative details from daily life in late medieval Ireland.
Free preview of Chapter VI – The Great Mortality – Friar John Clyn
From the life of James Butler, the Earl of the Ormond to that of Johanna Stackpoll (a previously unknown Dublin widow unearthed in research) this book will fascinate and unnerve in equal measure.
Some people were survivors, others were less fortunate, their stories are all fascinating.
Funded by listeners to The Irish History Podcast book is exclusively available through this website.